A cognitive modeling account of simultaneous learning and fatigue effects

@article{Gonzalez2011ACM,
  title={A cognitive modeling account of simultaneous learning and fatigue effects},
  author={Cleotilde Gonzalez and Brad Best and Alice F. Healy and James A. Kole and Lyle E. Bourne},
  journal={Cognitive Systems Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={19-32}
}
Current understanding of sources of fatigue and of how fatigue affects performance in prolonged cognitive tasks is limited. We have observed that participants improve in response time but decrease in accuracy after extended repetitive work in a data entry task. We attributed the increase in errors to accumulating fatigue and the reduction in response time to learning. The concurrent effects of fatigue and learning seem intuitively reasonable but have not been explained computationally. This… CONTINUE READING