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Effects of noise on task performance.

Authors
Cohen-A
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Division of Occupational Health, Occupational Health Research and Training Facility, RR-4, 1966 Jan; :1-22
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00013784
Abstract
This report summarizes three experimental investigations (noise and visual vigilance performance; noise and mirror tracing performance; noise and anagram solving performance). Performance of these tasks was slightly poorer in intense background noise than under more quiet conditions, but the differences were statistically insignificant. Selected noise performance findings were related to psychological (personality, noise tolerance) and physiological characteristics of the subjects tested. The presence of noise did not appear to have any marked or systematic adverse effect on perceptual, motor and mental task performance; it is pointed out, however, that this conclusion is somewhat limited by the short term nature of the task and its performance under laboratory conditions.
Keywords
Mirror-tracing; Visual-vigilance; Anagram-solving; Noise-performance; CIS
Publication Date
19660101
Document Type
Other
Fiscal Year
1966
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
RR-4; CIS-397-1971
NIOSH Division
OHRTF
Source Name
Occupational Health Research and Training Facility
State
OH
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