Subjective Evaluation of Mental Fatigue and Changes of Attentive Characteristics Under Condition of Driving Stimulation

This article reports on a study that explore characteristics of driver attention and mental fatigue in a 6-hour simulated driving condition. The study included 16 healthy taxi drivers (all males). The change of attentive characteristics and the self-rating scale for subjective fatigue symptoms were both recorded before and after six-hour driving simulation. The drivers' attentive characteristics and self-rating scales were measured again in their off days. The authors found significant difference in the changes of attentive characteristics in the experimental group, but no significant difference in the control group. And there was no significant difference of subjective evaluation either in the experimental group or control group. The authors conclude that under the conditions of the 6-hour driving simulation, the attentive characteristics of drivers were impaired, even though the drivers did not perceive the feelings of fatigue.

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    • Zhang, Yan
    • Miao, Dan-min
    • Gong, Jing-jing
  • Publication Date: 2009-4


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  • Accession Number: 01151202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2010 5:54AM