Neurocognitive Pattern Analysis of Auditory and Visual Information.
Interim rept. 24 Mar 84-31 Jan 86,
EEG SYSTEMS LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA
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The EEG Systems Laboratory has been actively improving the measurement of neuroelectric substrates of human higher brain functions. The short-term objective has been to use the EEG to predict decrements in performance consequent to attentional lapses or fatigue. The long-term objective is to develop new technologies for enhancing cognitive abilities. The laboratory continues to test subjects in highly controlled paradigms. The paradigms test elementary cognitive and perceptuomotor functions critical for flying high performance aircraft and for performing other tasks with a high cognitive loads. Data are being analyzed from an interdisciplinary, inter-laboratory study of operational fatigue. This unique set of data consists of 57 channels of neurophysiological, physiological and behavioral data recorded from 4 Air Force fighter test pilots performing several cognitive and perceptuomotor tasks specially designed to require a high commitment of attention, memory, judgement and motor coordination. Recordings were made in 3 sessions dealing with task learning, operational fatigue about 16 hours of continuous performance, and automatization of task performance.
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