Vigilance pp 27-40 | Cite as

Vigilance: Biology, Psychology, Theory, and Practice (Keynote Address)

  • Harry J. Jerison
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 3)


My themes are that vigilance research has been research on sustained attention, that sustained attention is probably fundamentally different from selective attention with respect to both its psychology and biology, and that our scientific goal is to clarify the nature of sustained attention.


False Alarm Selective Attention Sustained Attention Truth Table Attention System 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry J. Jerison
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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