Observer sensitivity to element reliability in a multielement visual display

Montgomery, Demaris A.; Sorkin, Robert D.
September 1996
Human Factors;Sep1996, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p484
Academic Journal
Examines whether selected visual display conditions can aid observers in prioritizing information from display elements that differ in reliability. Tendency of observers to weigh high-reliability sources more the low-reliability sources; Observers' detection performance and weighting efficiency; Prioritization of visual information sources based on statistical properties.


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