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Physiological correlates of vigilance performance

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Authors
Coons, William Eric
Subjects
Vigilance
Monitoring
Sinus arrythmia
Heart rate
Depth perception
Critical flicker fusion frequency
Information processing rate
Detection performance
Physiological parameters
Advisors
Poock, Gary K.
Date of Issue
1977-03
Date
March 1977
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This research is an investigation of the relationships between several physiological measures and vigilance performance. Heart rate and sinus arrhythmia were measured throughout a 40-minute vigilance task for each of 15 subjects. Information processing rate, depth perception and critical flicker fusion frequency were measured before and after the task. Significant results were found by linear correlation techniques which showed pre-test depth perception and detection performance negatively correlated (r = .585, p < .05), pre-test critical flicker fusion frequency and detection performance positively correrlated r = .492, p < .05), and heart rate positively correlated with detection performance (r = .7703, p < .1).
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Operations Research
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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