STP773: Capabilities and Limitations of the Human Being as a Sensor

    Leibowitz, HW
    Evan Pugh Professor of Psychology and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ophthalmology, The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity of California, University ParkDavis, Pa.Calif.

    Post, RB
    Evan Pugh Professor of Psychology and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ophthalmology, The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity of California, University ParkDavis, Pa.Calif.

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1982


    Abstract

    For many complex sensory and perceptual judgments, the human is indispensable. However, awareness of sources of human error is necessary in order to take advantage of the unique capabilities of human beings in sensory evaluation. In this context, the literature in experimental psychology which treats complex discriminations, illusions, expectancy, and response bias is discussed. Judicial and human engineering examples are presented, and literature sources are suggested.

    Keywords:

    human judgments, illusions, expectancy, response bias, human engineering, experimental psychology


    Paper ID: STP30081S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E18.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30081S


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