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Quantitative Model of Human Dynamic Attention Allocation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
83287
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F064-003-0507
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CIRCULAR LOGIC
399 NW 7th Ave Boca Raton, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Quantitative Model of Human Dynamic Attention Allocation
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0017
Award Amount: $91,902.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this proposal is to demonstrate the feasibility of a quantitative dynamical model of human attention and perception. Recent experimental findings have demonstrated the importance of event timing for perceiving and attending to complex sequences of events: 1) The auditory system uses active temporal mechanisms for analysis of sound from the earliest stages of sensation through the development of integrated high-level percepts; 2) Attention exploits temporal stimulus structure to coordinate perception, cognition and action in a way that is optimal for a given task environment. In both cases, the nervous system exploits nonlinear oscillation to encode and interact with complex stimuli that unfold over time, albeit over different time scales. Analysis and interaction with temporal stimuli via networks of nonlinear oscillators is referred to here as nonlinear time-frequency transformation. This proposal is to develop a nonlinear time-frequency transformation software toolbox, and to evaluate its utility as a model of human attention and perception. Evaluation will include 1) analyses of temporally complex data streams 2) analysis of data streams from multiple sources (spatial locations or perceptual modalities) and 3) production of attentional expenditure estimates for a human confronted with such a data stream in a complex task environment.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Large
Associate Professor
5612970106
large@ccs.fau.edu

Business Contact:

Michael Stauffer
Vice President
5613611922
michael@circular-logic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CIRCULAR LOGIC
399 NW 7th Ave Boca Raton, FL 33431

EIN/Tax ID: 232944370
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV.
777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431 3343
Contact: Gerald Goldberger
Contact Phone: (561) 297-2312
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university