Cognitive demands in automation.

  title={Cognitive demands in automation.},
  author={Pamela S. Tsang and Walter W. Johnson},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={60 2},
As the nature of a task changes with increasing automation, so do the cognitive demands on the human operator. The present study examines the implications of such changes on subjective workload and automation design issues. A variety of tasks (continuous flight control, discrete target acquisition, and decision making) was used to tax the different cognitive systems. Each task could be performed alone or in combination with other tasks. Performance and subjective workload ratings, obtained by… CONTINUE READING