Accession Number : ADA336076

Title :   The Analysis of Equivalence Classes

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 90-Apr 94

Corporate Author : QUEENS COLL FLUSHING NY

Personal Author(s) : Fields, Lanny

PDF Url : ADA336076

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Many essential skills required of military personnel involve responding in the same manner to cues that are perceptually different. One example of such a set of cues would be the representations of an airplane produced by visual sighting, radar, infrared detection, and IFF, or acoustic signature. Another example would be the topographical map representation, the visual image, and the orienteering symbol for a given terrain feature, such as a mountain. Perceptually different cues that have become interchangeable are said to form an equivalence class. Recognizing the interchangeability of the representations in the airplane set is critical if one is to react appropriately to an airplane in battlefield conditions; recognizing the interchangeability of the representations in the terrain set is critical if one is to navigate appropriately from a map. In addition, because the cues experienced in training will resemble but will not be identical to the cues encountered in the field, it is also critical for individuals to generalize from the cues in training to the cues in the field.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), *CUES(STIMULI), SKILLS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BATTLEFIELDS, OPTICAL IMAGES, PATTERN RECOGNITION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES, TOPOGRAPHIC MAPS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE