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Record 30 of 854
Physiological Self-Regulation and Adaptive Automation
Author and Affiliation:
Prinzell, Lawrence J.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Pope, Alan T.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Freeman, Frederick G.(Old Dominion Univ., United States)
Abstract: Adaptive automation has been proposed as a solution to current problems of human-automation interaction. Past research has shown the potential of this advanced form of automation to enhance pilot engagement and lower cognitive workload. However, there have been concerns voiced regarding issues, such as automation surprises, associated with the use of adaptive automation. This study examined the use of psychophysiological self-regulation training with adaptive automation that may help pilots deal with these problems through the enhancement of cognitive resource management skills. Eighteen participants were assigned to 3 groups (self-regulation training, false feedback, and control) and performed resource management, monitoring, and tracking tasks from the Multiple Attribute Task Battery. The tracking task was cycled between 3 levels of task difficulty (automatic, adaptive aiding, manual) on the basis of the electroencephalogram-derived engagement index. The other two tasks remained in automatic mode that had a single automation failure. Those participants who had received self-regulation training performed significantly better and reported lower National Aeronautics and Space Administration Task Load Index scores than participants in the false feedback and control groups. The theoretical and practical implications of these results for adaptive automation are discussed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2007
Document ID:
20070031757
(Acquired Oct 22, 2007)
Subject Category: SPACE COMMUNICATIONS, SPACECRAFT COMMUNICATIONS, COMMAND AND TRACKING
Document Type: Journal Article
Contract/Grant/Task Num: RTA 548-50-21
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 18p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: WORKLOADS (PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY); AUTOMATIC CONTROL; PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY; NASA PROGRAMS; ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY; FEEDBACK CONTROL; TASK COMPLEXITY; TRACKING (POSITION); RESOURCES MANAGEMENT; AUGMENTATION
Miscellaneous Notes: Submitted to the International Journal of Aviation Psychology
Availability Source: Other Sources
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