Target Detection Its Relation with Individual and Target Features

  • Prarthana Earla DRDO-Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi - 110 054, India
  • Gurpreet Kaur DRDO- Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi-110054, India
  • Syed Yaseen DRDO- Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi-110054, India
Keywords: Target detection; Sustained attention; Correlates; Visual search; Spatial orientation; Cognitive style; Perceptual speed.

Abstract

The phenomenon of target detection is studied. Explored its correlates using the technique of Narrative Overview. The phenomenon of target detection begins with the process of visual search. The saliency of the targets, acts as a factor to make the search efficient. The processing of the stimulus (using Bottom-Up and Top-Down approaches) is achieved by the engagement of personal characteristics of the individual like cognitive ability and perceptual speed. The role of these individual processes and their interaction with each other to help achieve target detection is the focus of the present study. The tests designed to measure these individual processes are also listed

Author Biographies

Prarthana Earla, DRDO-Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi - 110 054, India

The phenomenon of target detection is studied. Explored its correlates using the technique of Narrative Overview. The phenomenon of target detection begins with the process of visual search. The saliency of the targets, acts as a factor to make the search efficient. The processing of the stimulus (using Bottom-Up and Top-Down approaches) is achieved by the engagement of personal characteristics of the individual like cognitive ability and perceptual speed. The role of these individual processes and their interaction with each other to help achieve target detection is the focus of the present study. The tests designed to measure these individual processes are also listed.

Gurpreet Kaur, DRDO- Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi-110054, India

Dr. Gurpreet Kaur is working as Scientist at DRDO-Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Delhi. She is working in the area Intelligence, emotional intelligence and cognition. Her area of specialisation is psychometric assessment She has to her credit, an edited book on psychometric testing in armed forces: Issues and Challenges.

Syed Yaseen, DRDO- Defence Institute of Psychological Research, Delhi-110054, India

Mr. Syed Yaseen is a post graduate from University of Hyderabad and was working on the relationship between gender and military. He has worked in the field on how gender and sex affect various facets of a soldier and has contributed on how studies across the military are dwelling on these relationships and what are the shortcomings of the review on this aspect which were then incorporated in the article.

Published
2019-07-15
How to Cite
EarlaP., KaurG., & YaseenS. (2019). Target Detection Its Relation with Individual and Target Features. Defence Life Science Journal, 4(3), 197-202. https://doi.org/10.14429/dlsj.4.13956
Section
Review Articles