Systematic exploration of objective methods to examine the effort during task processing
The aim of the research project is a systematic exploration of objective procedures to investigate effort during task processing. This will be done in the context of research on effects of noise on cognitive performance at the workplace. It will be reviewed in a systematic way which physiological and neurophysiological procedures (e.g. EEG) and what measures are most appropriate to capture the effort while working on a cognitive task in conditions with background sounds. One essential criterion is that the procedures to be established can be applied with moderate technical effort in a real work environment, so that measurements in typical work situations are possible.
By means of this exploration and the identification of the appropriate procedures, future studies on the effects of noise at the workplace should be possible that gather knowledge on the following questions:
Unit 2.2 "Physical Agents"
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