Accession Number:

ADA135617

Title:

Psychological Aspects of Camouflage Design and Detection. Part 3. Towards Improved Validity and Reliability of Camouflage Assesment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOGISTIC COMMAND (DOD) MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Recent models of visual information processing have been applied to the results of a searchdetection task involving photographic slides of concealed soldiers. It was postulated that since camouflaged men could be regarded as examples of threshold items, automatic detection should not occur. Even for relatively low load easy items, reaction times RT were slower than the values expected if automatic detection occurred. The systematic increase in RT with task load implies that feature integration processing was required to achieve target detection. In pointing towards a possible strategy for target detection using real-world stimuli, the results of this report may be important in the design and interpretation of camouflage detection trails.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE