Accession Number:

AD0604466

Title:

EFFECTS OF VISUAL DISPLAY MODE ON SIX HOURS OF VISUAL MONITORING,

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ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

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Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

An experiment was performed to assess the effects of visual display mode and six hours of monitoring on performance in a complex vigilance task. The task had 12 stimulus sources arrayed over 60 degrees, and numeric signals that persisted for 6 seconds. Each group of 15 subjects had a different display configuration normally off, normally on, and normally on with visual noise. Display mode influenced overall mean performance, but not vigilance decrement. The amount of vigilance decrement was small despite the long session, and its magnitude was essentially the same as previous studies with sessions of two to three hours duration. Findings supported earlier conclusions about the triviality of vigilance decrement when tasks are complex. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE