Human characteristics of parallel information processing on visual and auditory systems

Jing Long Wu, Hiroaki Mizuhara, Yoshikazu Nishikawa

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Abstract

Human visual and auditory characteristics have been studied frequently as two separate systems. However, interactive characteristics between the visual and the auditory systems are not very investigated. If the mechanisms of human visual and auditory systems are elucidated, the findings will contribute to technology application areas. In this study, the interactive characteristics between the visual and the auditory systems are measured. The experimental results suggested that the auditory and the visual reaction times are increased with increasing the difficulty of stimuli. Furthermore, when the visual and the auditory stimuli are concurrently presented, the auditory reaction time and the visual reaction time are longer than the cases of that the auditory or the visual stimulus is separately presented. The results suggested that the auditory and the visual systems are affected each other. Based on the experimental results, a model of human interactive characteristic between the visual and the auditory reaction time has been proposed. It is expected that the proposed model is useful to investigate the mechanism of human visual and auditory concurrent information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)II-54 - II-59
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: Oct 12 1999Oct 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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