A Study of Human Behavior and Mental Workload Based on Neural Network

  • Lan Xiao
  • Jing QiuEmail author
  • Jun Lu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9754)


Human mental activities could be displayed by human behavior, which are observable directly in work environment. In current study, a method based on human behavior not directly related to task execution in work is proposed to assess the workload in mental work situations. Ten subjects were recruited and asks to perform various levels of a mental task. The link between human behavior and mental workload for four mental tasks completed on a computer were studied based on Neural Network. The result indicates that the relationship between human behavior and mental workload could be well described in a non-linear model.


Human behavior Mental workload Neural Network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechatronics EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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