HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING UNDER VARYING TASK DEMAND

Experiments on the rate of human information transmission show that the relationship between performance and demand depends upon time history of demand; beyond overload, performance does not recover at the expected rate as demand is reduced. The resulting 'hysteresis' effect increases after moderate doses of alcohol. Some implications of these results in real-life situations are discussed. (A) /TRRL/

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    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Cumming, R W
    • CROFT, P G
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00099708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM