Institute for the Study of Human Capabilities: Summary Descriptions of Research for the Period December 1989 through September 1990
Final rept. 1 Nov 86-30 Sep 90,
INDIANA UNIV AT BLOOMINGTON
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During the third year of its URIAFOSR support, two new psychophysical testing stations were used in cross-modality sensory and cognitive research and a third was constructed for auditory-visual projects. Initial experiments underway with these systems include a visual detection task with auditory cuing, a tactile-visual identification experiment, and a basic investigation of cross modality temporal acuity. A conference was planned during this period, to be held on March 21-23, 1990, on the subject of Human Error. Conference co-chairpersons will be C.D. Wickens, and C.S. Watson. Other speakers include Herschel Leibowitz, David Woods, Peter Hancock and Susan Dumais, and from Indiana University, S.L. Guth, R. Shiffrin, J.T. Townsend, C.S. Watson, and D. Pisoni. This Institute, by these means, has provided partial support of research leading to the publication, during the past year, of sixteen journal articles and book chapters, and the presentation of nineteen papers at meetings of scientific societies. The Institute has also supported travel by faculty investigators to Air Force research facilities where they participated in discussions of current research projects. Institute investigators gave a series of research presentations to scientists visiting from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
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