Accession Number : ADP001147

Title :   Speech-Related Brain Potentials Elicited by Synthetic Speech Stimuli,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Biferno,M. A.

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Since synthetic speech stimuli are currently employed in commercial aircraft systems, this stimulus type has promise as a relatively unobtrusive probe to elicit event-related brain potentials (ERP) while people perform mental work in an operational environment. Experimental work has shown the feasibility of recording speech-related potentials from synthetic speech stimuli while employing standard techniques. Preliminary results have shown reliable increases in the P300 component at the Pz site when subjects perform mental work to a word stimulus when compared to conditions where the word stimulus is being ignored.

Descriptors :   *Workload, *Performance(Human), *Psychophysiology, *Cognition, Man machine systems, Speech recognition, Cues(Stimuli), Language, Information processing, Automation, Senses(Physiology), Tables(Data), Stimuli, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE