Accession Number:

AD0621278

Title:

INTEGRATION OF CONCURRENT VISUAL AND AUDITORY MESSAGES

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. for 16 Mar 1964-15 Jul 1965

Corporate Author:

SYLVANIA ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS-EAST WALTHAM MA APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Two experiments were performed involving the concurrent presentation to human subjects of two messages, one auditory and one visual, followed by a question requiring information from both messages. The results indicated that bimodally-presented information can be integrated for decision making. However, there was no evidence of an advantage to bimodal presentation as a means of unburdening an overloaded sense. The implications of the results for displays and communications in complex control centers are discussed and directions for future research are suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE