On Friday at 3pm in room 304, the ever-present Dr Shayne Loft will present an exclusive presentation of not one but TWO conference presentations that he is to present on a date after the present for which he hopes to receive a present.
Talk One (to be presented at the Psychonomics Conference)
Title: Control of Access to Memory: The use of Task Interference as a
Methods from the directed forgetting and prospective memory literatures were combined to gain evidence for differences in the control of access to memory. Between studying two lists of target words, participants were either instructed to forget the first list, or to continue remembering the first list. After study participants performed a lexical decision task, with an additional requirement to respond with a designated key to studied targets. Test instructions were used which varied in their compatibility with memory structures presumably established at study by the remember and forget instructions. Lexical decisions on non-target trials were slower (task interference) when test instructions were incongruent with the memory structures established at study, compared to when they were congruent. These slowed lexical decisions appear to provide a measure of the complexity of the preparations or processes required to access the memory structures.
Talk Two (to be presented at the International Symposium Aviation Psychology Conference)
Title: A Model of Separation Assurance in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic management is highly dependent on the ability of air traffic controllers (ATCos) to ascertain whether or not aircraft will lose separation (known as conflict detection). Due to flight environmental factors there in an inherent uncertainty involved in predicting aircraft trajectory. A model of conflict detection is presented that assumes that ATCos predict that aircraft will progress between a minimum and maximum speed and climb rate, depending on error