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Human performance (6 points)


Leader: Professor Tom Triggs and Dr Jim Phillips

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Using an information processing approach, this unit will detail the factors constraining human performance, systematically outlining limitations to the perceptual, cognitive and motor system. The unit will detail the impact of task variables upon detection, discrimination and decision-making. The nature of skill, and relationships between practice and performance will be discussed. The laboratory component will demonstrate and analyse factors limiting performance.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours, short answer): 55% + Laboratory report (2000 words): 20% + Essay (2000 words): 20% + Seminar: 5%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: HFE4022

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