Models and Measures of Mental Workload

  • Neville Moray
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 8)

Abstract

At the meeting on Monitoring Behaviour and Supervisory Control held in Berchtesgarten in 1976, someone made the point that we possess a very large body of knowledge about human performance and how to measure it, and yet we are still unable to put it to efficient use in designing man-machine systems. Surely, he said, it should be possible to find a unifying theory which would tie it all together in a useful way.

Keywords

Human Operator Choice Reaction Time Supervisory Control Monitoring Task Mental Workload 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neville Moray
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of StirlingStirlingScotland

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