Accession Number : ADA299520

Title :   Perceptual Learning in the Acquisition of Flight Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 86-May 92,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV SAVOY AVIATION RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lintern, Gavan

PDF Url : ADA299520

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Many skills transfer effects observed in flight training research may be explained by an appeal to invariant perceptual properties of the task environment. If training in a simulator serves to enhance sensitivity to perceptual properties that are critical to flight performance, a high level of transfer will result. The theory forwarded here assumes that a relatively low-dimensional set of properties supports flight control. It is those properties that need not be represented accurately, or even at all. One implication of the approach outlined here is that the unquestioning pursuit of high fidelity is, in large part, wasted effort. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SKILLS, *FLIGHT TRAINING, *VISUAL PERCEPTION, *LEARNING, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOMOTOR FUNCTION, SENSITIVITY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, BEHAVIOR, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT MANEUVERS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE