VISUAL TIMING AND ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR IN A ROAD-CROSSING SIMULATION STUDY

The goal of this study is to contribute to the knowledge on adults' and children's capacities to time their actions in relation to a moving vehicle in a road crossing situation. In a separate task, adults and children are required to give verbal judgments about the crossability of a road which allows a comparison of the actual performance versus verbal judgements, and examine whether verbal reports may represent actual behavior. The analyses on actual road crossing performance for different age groups may increase the understanding of how visual timing develops over age. It is also possible to gain insight as to whether children and adults are able to adjust walking behavior to the available time. The study made concessions with respect to traffic speed and the number of vehicles to ensure safety of the participants.

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  • Accession Number: 00989584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2005 12:00AM