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Increased attention has been given to the role of humans in the control of complex systems, but one aspect seldom considered is the temporal dimension of human reasoning. Time is recognised as crucial in human reasoning and has been the subject of empirical studies where cognitive mechanisms and strategies to face the temporal dimension have been studied. Accounting for the time dimension in human behaviour is discussed first, with reference to proven field studies. Then, theoretical modelling of the temporal dimension in human reasoning and its relevance in simulation of cognitive activities of plant operator is discussed. Finally a Time Experience Model is presented.

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Authors: DECORTIS F, JRC Ispra Estab. (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Workshop on HCI and Complex Systems, Alexandria (GB), Oct. 2-4, 1988
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34694 ORA
Record Number: 198910568 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en