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Underwater visibility and the recall of subsea marker panels.

Leach, J. and Morris, P. E. (1993) Underwater visibility and the recall of subsea marker panels. Ergonomics, 36 (5). pp. 569-578.

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Abstract

The identification and recall of subsea markers is a common task amongst offshore commercial divers. Two experiments explored the accuracy of reproduction of subsea marker panels by commercial divers and correlations with tests of embedded figures, memory-for-designs, spatial relations, dotted outlines, and block design. Trials were conducted in diving tanks and in open water. In the diving tanks 30% recall errors occurred and performance correlated r= 0·75 with the embedded figures test. In the open sea again 30% recall errors were found and performance was well predicted by the embedded figures test (r= 0·69). All other tests failed to predict performance when the effects of the embedded figures were removed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Ergonomics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commercial diving ; Perception ; Individual differences ; Group embedded figures test
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 19076
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2008 09:33
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:25
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19076

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