PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO STIMULATION
A major impediment in the design of transportation systems is the opinion that the passenger may give about his comfort. In a global sense, the passenger's opinion is determined by three factors: (a) the physical characteristics of the ride; (b) neurological factors in processing and rejecting information; and (c) psychological variables in processing information. Changing the passenger's opinion by manipulating the first factor is an engineering problem. The third factor is notoriously complex, and will be avoided here as far as possible. This report will discuss mostly the second factor, the passenger's neurological response to stimulation. Some measures of individual differences in responsiveness will be discussed.
- This report was prepared for the Department of Transportation.
University of Texas, AustinCouncil for Advanced Transportation Studies
Austin, TX United States 78712
- Woolridge, D W
- Healey, R J
- Stearman, R O
- Publication Date: 1973-8
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Human factors; Muscular system; Nervous system; Neurology; Passenger comfort; Physiological aspects; Psychological aspects; Riding qualities; Transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Transportation systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Neuromuscular response; Stimulus-response
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00098673
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Research Memo 3
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM