A complex cognitive assessment battery of computerized cognitive performance tests was installed in the cockpit of a flight simulator, and cognitive performance capabilities of thirty volunteer subjects were measured on nine cognitive tests. Research on the effects of cockpit-related conditions on cognitive performance indicated that performance capabilities were affected by the process of attending to and reading selected instruments in the cockpit. Aircraft noise of 90 dBA significantly increased subjective mental workload without altering cognitive performance significantly. Although there were many individual differences among the thirty volunteer test subjects, mean cognitive performance for the fifteen males was not significantly different from the mean cognitive performance of the fifteen females.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Institute for Aviation Research

    the Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS  United States  67208-1595
  • Authors:
    • Chambers, R M
    • Cihangirli, M
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NIAR 90-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM