Accession Number:

AD0431215

Title:

EFFECTS OF MODIFIED TASK FEEDBACK DURING TRAINING ON PERFORMANCE OF A SIMULATED ATTITUDE CONTROL TASK AFTER THIRTY DAYS.

Descriptive Note:

Rept., Sep 62- Aug 63,

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS LAB OF AVIATION PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1963-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This study was to determine the effects of modificatins in task feedback during training on performance of a simulated attitude control task after a 30-day interval. The criterion task consisted of compensatory rate tracking in three dimensions by means of noisy meter displays and a conventional stick with a twist dimension added. In addition, the intensity of auditory noise present varied proporionately to tracking error in four steps. Equal numbers of subjects trained for l or 3 weeks with either noisy or non-noisy displays and under one of two degrees of auditory feedback specificity magnitude of steps used to relate visual noise to error score. Subjects trained with visual noise showed better performance after 30 days despite the fact that subjects trained with a noise-free display performed significantly btter during training. The subjects trained for 3 weeks showed significantly better tracking performance on 30-day retention test than subjects who received only l week of training. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE