Effects of sound types and volumes on simulated driving, vigilance tasks and heart rate

  title={Effects of sound types and volumes on simulated driving, vigilance tasks and heart rate},
  author={Brian H Dalton and David G. Behm and Armin Kibele},
  journal={Occupational ergonomics},
The objective was to determine whether specific types and volumes of sounds affect driving-related tasks. [...] Key Result The results suggest high volumes impaired SimD, RT and MT. During hard rock music, accommodation HR was significantly higher whereas male RT was slower than female RT. However, RT was enhanced when subjects were exposed to hard rock music during a non-conscious task of longer duration. SimD crashes increased during quiet hard rock music in comparison to quiet industrial noise.Expand

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