Training perceptual-rule based skills

Neff Walker, Arthur D. Fisk, Donita Phipps, Alex Kirlik

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The results of an experiment are discussed that address how best to train perceptual-rule based skills within a domain where rules correlate to perceptual aspects of a dynamic evolving environment. Participants performed the role of football quarterback where the object of the task was to learn to identify the correct pass receiver in a simulated football system. The correct receiver could always be specified by a set of rules or subtle perceptual cues. Subjects were assigned to one of four training groups which were constructed by complete crossing of rule versus no rule learning and visual enhancement training versus no visual enhancement training. After training trials all subjects transferred to new plays in which new rules or perceptual cues were required. Transfer performance was superior for the participants who received the visually enhanced training. These results are discussed in light of theories of part-task training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1178-1182
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1994Oct 28 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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