Accession Number:

ADA280762

Title:

The EPIC Architecture for Modeling Human Information-Processing and Performance: A Brief Introduction

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Jan 1992-1 Apr 1994

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DIV OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

EPIC Executive Process-Interactive Control is a human information- processing architecture that is especially suited for modeling multiple-task performance. The EPIC architecture includes peripheral sensory-motor processors surrounding a production-rule cognitive processor, and is being used to construct precise computational models for basic multiple-task situations. Some of these models are briefly illustrated here to demonstrate how EPIC applies to multiple-task performance, and helps clarify some basic properties of human performance. Additional applications of EPIC to modeling human-computer interaction are briefly summarized.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE