Accuracy and Latency Scores as Measures of Spatial Information Processing.
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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The processing of visually presented spatial information is a critical component of the activities performed by pilots and aircrewmen. In particular, Radar Intercept Officers and Air Control Officers must make rapid and accurate spatial judgments. It is likely that variation in the ability to process spatial information accounts for some of the undesirable variations in the performance of these jobs. Previous research using conventional or accuracy scoring for paper-and-pencil tests has identified two spatial factors spatial orientation and Spatial Visualization that are valid predictors of success in pilot and navigator training programs. Recent experimental work has used the latency of response to spatial problems to analyze the mental processing of spatial information. The present studies combine these approaches by investigating both accuracy and latency scores as measures of the ability to process spatial information.
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