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Perceptual errors – Application for train driver


The human meaning offers us many interrogations, and particularly the first step in the meaning process: the perception. We take an interest on perceptual errors which deals with our inability to interpret the surrounding information correctly, as suggested by James J. Gibson in his book “The Senses Considered as perceptual Systems”. He introduced two meanings of “to sense” which are to detect something and to have a sensation. For example, in the train driving task, the driver can have the sensation to face no restriction but does not detect a stop panel. Perceptual errors are a main issue particularly in train driving task. According to his definition, Gibson developed another concept around the perception: “affordances” or how our environment can suggest managing our task. This point of view seems to be linked with our interest in perceptual errors and some words in this present paper can introduce them better
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Marianne Pichon, Simon Enjalbert, Frédéric Vanderhaegen. Perceptual errors – Application for train driver. 28th European Annual Conference on Human Decision-Making and Manual Control, Sep 2009, Reims, France. ⟨hal-03644409⟩
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