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Mental workload in decision and controlThis paper briefly reviews the problems of defining and measuring the 'mental workload' of aircraft pilots and other human operators of complex dynamic systems. Of the alternative approaches the author indicates a clear preference for the use of subjective scaling. Some recent experiments from MIT and elsewhere are described which utilize subjective mental workload scales in conjunction with human decision and control tasks in the laboratory. Finally a new three-dimensional mental workload rating scale, under current development for use by IFR aircraft pilots, is presented.
Document ID
19810036095
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Sheridan, T. B. (MIT Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Meeting Information
Conference on Decision and Control(Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: DOT-OS-70055
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-2118
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other