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The Effects of Startle on Pilots During Critical Events: A Case Study Analysis

@inproceedings{Martin2012TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Startle on Pilots During Critical Events: A Case Study Analysis},
  author={Wayne Martin and Patrick Stuart Murray and Paul Raymond Bates},
  year={2012}
}
The ubiquitous reliability of the modern airliner continues to make aviation a very safe mode of transport. This reliability does not however extend to pilots it would seem, with major lapses in performance during critical events a common theme in major incidents and accidents. The conditioned expectation of normalcy amongst pilots may contribute to underperformance during surprise critical events, resulting in poor handling of complex situations. The effects of startle, an autonomic reaction… 

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