Understanding Driving

Understanding Driving

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This book closely examines what is involved in driving. It identifies the aspects of perception, attention, learning, memory, decision making and action control which are drawn upon in order to enable us to drive, and the brain systems involved. It attempts to show how studying tasks such as driving can help to understand how these fundamental aspects of cognition combine to facilitate performance in complex everyday tasks. In doing so it shows how a very broad range of laboratory based findings can be applied, and that through our attempts to apply this knowledge to complex everyday tasks, we gain, in return, a greater understanding of fundamental aspects of human cognition.They drove either an automatic or a manual shift car over a fixed route. Their task was to signal when they detected either of two types of road sign. Shinar et al. report a fascinating set of results, such as that novices detected fewer signs than anbsp;...

Title:Understanding Driving
Author:John A. Groeger
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-02-01


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