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):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

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 operators brainwaves. Researchers have shown that certain components of the human cortical evoked response, specifically the CNV and P300, are very sensitive to the subjects 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE