THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA ON A MANUAL TRACKING TASK

Two projects have been carried out to determine the usefulness of employing human operator describing functions in the study of the influence of alcohol and marijuana on subjects performing a visual-manual control task. Significant alterations in the linear operator models were observed and interpreted as changes in the time delay, neuromuscular system, and operator noise injection. The results provide the basis for a linear model capable of describing the dynamic response of human operators while under the influence of the two drugs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study sponsored by the Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs, Canada and the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research Foundation, Canada. Presented at the International Automotive Engineering Congress, Detroit, Michigan, Jan. 8-12, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Reid, L D
    • Ibrahim, M K
    • Miller, R D
    • Hansteen, R W
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #730092 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM