Stimulus-response compatibility refers to the finding that certain mappings of stimuli to responses produce faster and more accurate responding than do others. The present volume surveys compatibility research which falls into four broad categories: (a) mental representation and coding (b) neurophysiological mechanisms (c) motor performance (d) human factors applications. The major findings and models within each of the categories are summarized, and an integrated perspective is provided. The research indicates that compatibility effects reflect basic cognitive processes that bear on a range of issues in cognitive science and that have applied implications for human factors specialists.
Things that go together : a review of stimulus-response compatibility and related effects / Earl A. Alluisi and Joel S. Warm -- The effects of an irrelevant directional cue on human information processing / J. Richard Simon -- Spatial stimulus-response compatibility / Carlo Umiltá and Roberto Nicoletti -- Spatial coding and spatio-anatomical mapping : evidence for a hierarchical model of spatial stimulus-response compatibility / Gabriele Heister, Peter Schroeder-Heister, and Walter H. Ehrenstein -- Some aspects of spatial stimulus-response compatibility in adults and normal children / Elisabetta Ládavas -- The salient-features coding principle for spatial- and symbolic-compatibility effects / T. Gilmour Reeve and Robert W. Proctor -- Stimulus-response compatibility viewed from a cognitive psychophysiological perspective / Theodore R. Bashore -- Cerebral evoked potentials : early indexes of compatibility effects / Richard Ragot -- Psychological and neurophysiological factors in stimulus-response compatibility / John Brebner -- Attentional processes in spatial stimulus-response compatibility / Mieke Verfaellie, Dawn Bowers, and Kenneth M. Heilman -- Stimulus-response compatibility and the programming of motor activity : pitfalls and possible new directions / Howard N. Zelaznik and Elizabeth Franz -- Response selection and motor programming : effects of compatibility and average velocity / Will A.C. Spijkers -- Rapid responses with the left or right hand : response-response compatibility effects due to intermanual interactions / Herbert Heuer Perceptual-motor processing in speech / Peter C. Gordon -- Stimulus-response compatibility and human factors / Barry H. Kantowitz, Thomas J. Triggs, and Valerie E. Barnes -- The mental model in stimulus-response compatibility / Ray E. Eberts and Jack W. Posey -- Toward an engineering model of stimulus-response compatibility / Bonnie E. John and Allen Newell -- Research on stimulus-response compatibility : toward a comprehensive account / Robert W. Proctor and T. Gilmour Reeve.
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 18th December 1989