In psychonomics, the human being and, in particular, the human intelligence are considered as a system, which can adapt to changing circumstances and is aimed at processing different kinds of information. In comparison with technical information processors, the human intelligence can process a wide variety of data, only in a slow and rather inaccurate way, because all information is reduced into suitable size. Besides information intake information adaption takes place: the execution of difficult operations such as thinking, problem solving and decision taking these operations are made on the basis of input of information and memory. In such a way the human intelligence is a computer. With this background, it is easy to understand what influence the theory of psychonomics can have on the understanding of the human factor in traffic and transport. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Van DER COLK, H
  • Publication Date: 1985-3


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  • Accession Number: 00450090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:55PM