Visual scanning behavior and pilot workload.

  title={Visual scanning behavior and pilot workload.},
  author={R. W. Harris and John R. Tole and A T Stephens and Arye R. Ephrath},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={53 11},
This paper describes an experimental paradigm and a set of results which demonstrate a relationship between the level of performance on a skilled man-machine control task, the skill of the operator, the level of mental difficulty induced by an additional task imposed on the basic control task, and visual scanning performance. During a constant, simulated piloting task, visual scanning of instruments was found to vary with the difficulty of a verbal mental loading task. The average dwell time of… CONTINUE READING
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