How a Cockpit Remembers Its Speeds

  title={How a Cockpit Remembers Its Speeds},
  author={Edwin L. Hutchins},
  journal={Cogn. Sci.},
Cognitive science normally takes the individual agent as its unit of analysis. In many human endeavors, however, the outcomes of interest are not determined entirely by the information processing properties of individuals. Nor can they be inferred from the properties of the individual agents, alone, no matter how detailed the knowledge of the properties of those individuals may be. In commercial aviation, for example, the successful completion of a flight is produced by a system that typically… Expand
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