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This paper gives an overview of the current state of the art in man machine systems interaction studies, focusing on the application of simulation of cognition dedicated to highly automated working environments and to the role of humans in the control loop. It is argued that the need for sound approaches to design and analysis of man-machine systems (MMS) has given rise to two categories of modelling: macro-cognition and micro-cognition models. While the latter are actually dedicated to the detailed representation of how the cognitive mechanisms develop within the human brain, the macro-cognition approaches focus more on the forms in which the cognitive processes take place. MMS analysts are concerned with the second type of models and their effects on overall systems design and safety features. A number of existing model developments are described, analysing their validity and the scope of application.

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Authors: CACCIABUE P C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: The Second Workshop on Super Simulators for Nuclear Power Plants, Tokyo (JP), November 2, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38703 ORA
Record Number: 199411536 / Last updated on: 1995-01-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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