The present research investigated the impact of a motion cueing seat on a simple attitude recovery task. Participants (n=10) used a joystick to level an attitude indicator that was tilted at either a magnitude of 20 or 40 degrees from level (left or right). A dynamic motion seat was used to provide either congruent or incongruent motion cues. Relative to a no-motion baseline, incongruent motion caused performance decrements as indexed by an increase in the number of control reversals, a decrease in time level, and more over corrections. Congruent motion cueing did not affect performance on the attitude recovery task.
Nicholson, C. M.,
& Herdman, D. M.
(2013). Effects of Motion Cueing on an Attitude Recovery Task. 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 269-274.