Sustained attention in human performance
Read Online

Sustained attention in human performance

  • 309 Want to read
  • ·
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Wiley in Chichester [West Sussex], New York .
Written in English


  • Attention.,
  • Vigilance (Psychology),
  • Performance.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementedited by Joel S. Warm.
SeriesWiley series on studies in human performance
ContributionsWarm, Joel S.
LC ClassificationsBF321 .S87 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 352 p. :
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3177377M
ISBN 100471103225
LC Control Number83019846

Download Sustained attention in human performance


David Moriarty, in Practical Human Factors for Pilots, Sustained attention (passive monitoring/vigilance) Sustained attention is our ability to focus on a particular section of the environment in order to ascertain whether any relevant changes occur that might require our intervention. It could be argued that sustained attention is simply selective attention that is . You use sustained attention when you continuously maintain focus on one task or concentrate on an activity for a prolonged period of time without getting distracted. Examples of sustained attention may include listening to lecture, reading a book, playing a video, or fixing a car. Wiley series on studies in human performance; Subjects. Attention. Vigilance (Psychology) Performance. Man Vigilance Psychological aspects; Contents. 1. An introduction to vigilance / Joel S. Warm 2. The psychophysics of vigilance / Joel S. Warm and Harry J. Jerison 3. The psychobiology of sustained attention / Raja Parasuraman 4. the performance of a visual focused-attention task in which subjects had to pres s a but ton in response to a centr ally prese nted single let ter that was occa- siona lly accom panied by other Author: Odin Van Der Stelt.

Sustained attention or vigilance is measured in continuous performance-type (CPT) tasks that require constant monitoring of the situation at hand. Vigilance tasks usually entail a consistent decrement in performance (i.e., a lengthening of reaction times and decrease in signal detection) with increasing time on by: 6. Human Performanceprovides the student and researcher with a comprehensive and accessible review of performance, in the real world and essential cognitive science theory. Four main sections cover both theoretical and practical issues: Section One outlines the perspectives on performance offered by contemporary cognitive science, including information processing and Reviews: 1. This study examined the performance of autistic and mental age matched normal children on a Continuous Performance Test of sustained attention. Results suggest that autistic children's. This book presents a review of research on reaction processes and attention as it has evolved over the last 40 years in the context of the information processing tradition in cognitive psychology. It is argued and demonstrated that issues of reaction processes and attention are closely interconnected.

Modelling performance in the Sustained Attention to Response Task David Peebles ([email protected]) We present a computational model of human perfor-mance on the Sustained Attention to Response Task, a computer-based task in which people must withhold. Human Attention Span Over Time. Estimates for the length of the human attention span are subject to high variability and depend on the precise definition of attention being used.. Transient attention is a short-term response to a stimulus that temporarily attracts/distracts attention. Researchers disagree on the exact amount of the human transient attention span. Sustained attention is "the ability to direct and focus cognitive activity on specific stimuli." In order to complete any cognitively planned activity, any sequenced action, or any thought one must use sustained attention. An example is the act of reading a newspaper article. The Relationship between Attention and Working Memory 3 Schwarzbach, and Yantis, ), and noise reduction (Dosher and Lu, ). The executive attention network acts on post-sensory representations, and is needed when there is competition for access to a central, limited-capacity system. Paradigms that reveal the role ofFile Size: KB.