Spontaneous and reflexive eye activity measures of mental workload

Neumann, DL and Lipp, OV (2002) Spontaneous and reflexive eye activity measures of mental workload. Australian Journal of Psychology, 54 3: 174-179. doi:10.1080/00049530412331312764

Author Neumann, DL
Lipp, OV
Title Spontaneous and reflexive eye activity measures of mental workload
Journal name Australian Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9530
Publication date 2002-01-01
Year available 2002
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00049530412331312764
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 54
Issue 3
Start page 174
End page 179
Total pages 6
Editor C Lee
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Psychological Society
Language eng
Subject C1
380103 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
Abstract Measures of eye activity, such as blink rate and scanning patterns, have been used extensively as psychophysiological indices of mental workload. In a review of measures derived from spontaneous eye activity it is shown that different measures are differentially sensitive to specific aspects of mental workload. A less well-known measure of non-spontaneous eye activity, the blink reflex, is also reviewed. Experiments using discrete punctuate stimuli and continuous tasks analogous to real-world systems show that blink reflexes are modulated by attention and that this modulation reflects modality-specific attentional engagement. Future research should examine the utility of the blink reflex according to the desirable properties of sensitivity, diagnosticity, validity, reliability, ease of use, unobtrusiveness, and operator acceptance.
Keyword Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Blink Startle Modification
Stimulus Modality
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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