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

Jane F. MacNeil, Elbieta B. Slawinski


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.


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

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