Age related aspects of the processing of emotional language and detection of a vehicular warning sound: A preliminary investigation

Authors

  • Jane F. MacNeil Dept. of Psychology, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alta. T4N 5H5, Canada
  • Elbieta B. Slawinski Dept. of Psychology, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alta. T4N 5H5, Canada

Keywords:

Alarm systems, Attenuation, Computer program listings, Human engineering, Vehicular warning sound

Abstract

A study on threshold measurements for a vehicular warning sound in the presence of a single word and a narrative text is investigated. There are four basic kinds of distractions, which can occur during driving. These include: visual distractions; auditory distractions; biochemical distractions; and cognitive distractions. The results suggest that average thresholds are lower for the attended condition than for the non-attended conditions.

Published

2002-09-01

How to Cite

1.
MacNeil JF, Slawinski EB. Age related aspects of the processing of emotional language and detection of a vehicular warning sound: A preliminary investigation. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002Sep.1 [cited 2020Nov.26];30(3):138-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1493

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada