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ATTENTION: DIVIDED (DIVID) MODULE

Model 65314

Attention: Divided (DIVID) Module
 
   
 

DETAILS

ABILITY AND DIMENSION

The DIVID training program trains divided attention - the ability to perform different tasks simultaneously.

THEORY

The ability to divide one's attention depends on the processing resources available and on the nature of the combined tasks.  The more similar the tasks, the greater the interference that arises between them (Wickens, 1984). In everyday life the ability to split one's attention is relevant to many skills - for example, driving a car, which normally requires the simultaneous monitoring of a number of different information streams.

SETTING AND TASK

In this training program the subject takes on the role of a security official at an airport.  He has to simultaneously observe both a range of scenes on several control monitors (sliding doors at the entrance, ticket counter, luggage conveyor) and announcements made over the loudspeaker system. His task is to deal with problems that occur by pressing the response key. If the subject fails to react promptly to a problem or a relevant announcement, the picture is frozen on all channels and the channel on which the problem occurred is framed in red or marked acoustically. The events displayed do not continue until the reaction button is pressed.

DIFFICULTY STRUCTURE

DIVID adapts to the client's ability level in two ways. Firstly, the number of scenes increases or decreases. Secondly, at each difficulty level the maximum permitted reaction time adapts to the speed of the subject's reactions. This ensures that from the outset the training program is optimally adapted to the client's ability and is never either too easy or too difficult for him.

NOTE

The DIVID training program can also be used with patients with impairments of the visual field. The instructions and the visual channels are then displayed on only one side of the screen.

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

CogniPlus Main Software (CPS) Image

CogniPlus Main Software (CPS)
Model 65300

CogniPlus is a training battery which draws on the most up-to-date computer technology available to help you train cognitive functions using a multimedia approach.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Perception and Attention Functions: Divided Attention - WAFG - 7 Year License Image

Perception and Attention Functions: Divided Attention - WAFG - 7 Year License
Model 64121

Test battery for the assessment of divided attention.

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Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.