Control Device Manipulative Behavior, Arousal and Performance during a Compensatory Tracking Task.
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This study examined the relationships between control activity, performance and arousal. Experimental non-task load arousal manipulations failed to generate significant performance effects, but did reliably affect at least one of three control-activity measures employed, namely, integrated absolute control displacement, IACD. The results offer support for a progression hypothesis. This hypothesis asserts that trends in control activity demonstrated at any given level of performance during skill development are paralleled by trends exhibited as arousal or, at least, non-task stimulation increases. Since performance failed to demonstrate a decrement, a proposed set of related regression hypotheses could not be tested. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems