Accession Number : ADA334779

Title :   Perception of Auditory Events: Attentional Limitations

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 93-30 Jun 97

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON

Personal Author(s) : Pastore, Richard

PDF Url : ADA334779

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The research supported under the parent grant investigated the nature and integration of auditory features which are assumed to be extracted at lower levels of all perceptual processing. The next level of perceptual processing, and the classes of perceptual errors, are well documented for vision, but have not been examined for audition. The AASERT research was based upon findings from the parent project, but investigated perceptual processes which are complimentary and supplement the focus of the parent project. Because feature integration processes are very sensitive to the availability of attentional resources, and limits on those resources, the investigated perceptual processes are extremely critical to applied situation where stress and task demands may be great and where errors are costly. In addition to conduct of meaningful basic research (with significant, practical human factors implications), the project provided important training opportunities for future scientists.

Descriptors :   *ATTENTION, *PSYCHOACOUSTICS, *AUDITORY PERCEPTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, ACOUSTIC SIGNALS, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), AUDITORY ACUITY, CUES(STIMULI), PITCH DISCRIMINATION, PSYCHOLINGUISTICS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE