Performance in a complex task and breathing under odor exposure.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_C66855F2E202
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Performance in a complex task and breathing under odor exposure.
Périodique
Human Factors
Auteur(s)
Danuser Brigitta, Moser D., Vitale-Sethre T., Hirsig R., Krueger H.
ISSN
0018-7208 (Print)
ISSN-L
0018-7208
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2003
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
45
Numéro
4
Pages
549-562
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
We investigated the influences of odor exposure on performance and on breathing measures. The task was composed of tracking, short-term memory, and peripheral reaction parts. During rest or while performing the task, 12 participants were exposed to 4 different odors in 2 intensities. The higher intensity of the malodors induced a short-term decrement in mean inspiration flow (Vi/Ti) after stimulus onset and impaired performance in the short-term memory task, as compared with control trials; no effect was found for the positively judged odors. The study suggests that a distractor as simple as a bad smell may pull a person off task, however briefly, and may result in a detriment to performance. Actual or potential applications of this research involve designing or securing tasks in such a way that a brief withdrawal of attention does not have fatal consequences.
Mots-clé
Adult, Attention, Female, Humans, Male, Memory, Short-Term, Odors, Psychomotor Performance, Respiration, Smell, Task Performance and Analysis
Pubmed
Web of science
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11/08/2011 12:32
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03/03/2018 21:17
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