099637 Attention Processes – Evaluation and measurement of performer workload in task performance.
Professor Daniel Gopher
Industrial Engineering and Management
This course will discuss contemporary concepts and aspects of evaluating human performers mental workload and the limits of the human processing and response system, These will be examined in light of their implication to the costs of performance when coping with task demands. Alternative measurment approaches and methods will be compared to the evaluation of the influence of task workload, and attention limitations. A special emphasis will given to to the implications and linkage of theoretical constructs in cognitive psychology to measurment of task performance in daily tasks and work, such as driving, flying and control operation rooms.
Syllabus and Topics
- Attention workload and task performance
1) 20.03 Limitations and workload while using cell phone in driving
2) 27.03 Comparing screen and paper modes in text processing tasks
3) 03.04 Training to cope with the workload and demands of flight
- Underlying processes and mechanisms
4) 24.04 Joined operation of two processing and response systems, 1&2
5) 08.05 The two processing and response systems, 1&2
6) 15.05 Attention systems
7) 22.05 working memory
8) 29.05 Resources and POCs
9) 05.06 Values and expected utilities
- Methods of mental load measurement
10) 12.06 behavioral measures – secondary tasks
11) 22.06 behavioral measures multitasking
12) 29.06 subjective measures and scales
13) 03.07 Physiological measures- pupil dilation, evoked potentials.
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