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

  • 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 2019Oct.16];30(3):138-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1493
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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