Accession Number : ADA015128
Title : The Use of Electrocortical Activity to Monitor Human Decision Making
Descriptive Note : Semi-annual technical rept.
Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Donchin, Emanuel
Report Date : 01 Feb 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 136
Abstract : The primary goal of this project is to develop and test techniques whereby a computer could obtain, on-line, information about the activities, intentions or degree of information processing of a human operator, through an analysis of this operator's brainwaves. Researchers have shown that certain components of the human cortical evoked response, specifically the CNV and P300, are very sensitive to the subject's anticipations, intentions and information- processing activity with respect to stimuli. Secondly, when cortical evoked responses are elicited under clearly distinct experimental conditions, it is possible to develop a discriminant function, using the step-wise discriminant analysis. The research plan calls for the identification of such template conditions, the development of the appropriate discriminant functions in baseline experiments and then the creation of closed loops including a subject and a computer.
Descriptors : *CYBERNETICS , *DECISION MAKING , *ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY , BEHAVIOR , BRAIN , CEREBRAL CORTEX , HUMANS , MONITORING , PSYCHOPHYSICS , PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , STIMULI
Subject Categories : Psychology
Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE