Accession Number : ADP006090

Title :   Can CNV Amplitude Predict Ability to Accomplish a Demanding Task?

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Abraham, Peter

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Increased CNV amplitude has been related to attention, effort and quick response to stimuli, while decreased CNV amplitude has been related to distraction, delayed reaction time and disorder of mental or emotional functioning.1 These observations suggest that CNV amplitude measured in the laboratory might be a useful predictor of an individual's ability to accomplish a demanding sensori-motor task under operational conditions. One such task is the operation of a surface-to-air missile known as ''Blowpipe''. Firing this weapon requires rapid accurate processing of information from the target, and precise, varying responses to that information, under stressful conditions. It also requires strength and a postural response to the missile's discharge which is cued by auditory stimuli emanating from the weapon. Thus the firing operation is not unlike a CNV-generating situation. (js)

Descriptors :   *QUICK REACTION, ACCURACY, GUIDED MISSILES, HEARING, OPERATION, POSTURE(GENERAL), PREDICTIONS, PROCESSING, RESPONSE, STIMULI, SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE