INCONGRUITY, INCONGRUITY RESOLUTION, AND MENTAL STATES: THE MEASURE AND MODIFICATION OF SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND CONTROL

The research reported here describes the process of induction of various mental states. Our goals were to measure and manipulate both the behavioral and the neurological correlates of particular mental states that have previously been demonstrated to be either beneficial or deleterious to in-flight performance situations. The experimental paradigm involved developing a context of which the participants were aware, followed by the introduction of an incongruity into that context. The empirical questions involved how the incongruity was resolved and the consequent effects on mental state. The dependent variables were measures of both the short-term ERP changes and the longer-term brain mapping indications of predominant mental states. The mission of NASA Flight Management Division and Human/Automation Integration Branch centers on the understanding and improvement of interaction between a complex system and a human operator. Specifically, the goal is improved efficiency through better operative procedures and control strategies. More efficient performance in demanding flight environments depends on improved situational awareness and replanning for fault management.

  • Corporate Authors:

    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, VA  United States  23185
  • Authors:
    • Derks, P L
    • Gillikin, L S
  • Publication Date: 1993-7-1

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00669072
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAS 1.26:194568, NASA-CR-194568
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1994 12:00AM