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HENRIQSON, Éder; CARIM JUNIOR, Guido César; SAURIN, Tarcísio Abreu and AMARAL, Fernando Gonçalves. Situation awareness, decision making, and cognitive control in complex environments. Prod. [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.3, pp. 433-444. ISSN 0103-6513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-65132009000300002.
This work aims to analyze situation awareness, natural decision-making processes and cognitive control modes used by airplane pilots in a flight simulator experiment. In this way, different situations during flight simulation were considered in order to study the crew's situation awareness and natural decision-making. The participants' actions were investigated and classified according to the cognitive control model proposed. Results suggest that context complexity factors affect difficulty management, influencing situation awareness, decision-making and pilots' cognitive control modes.
Keywords : Situation awareness; decision making; cognitive control; critical decision method; flight simulation.