FIGURE F.3 Risk management. (The scales of the axes are logarithmic.)

by acute incidents that can lead to a certain point at which the performance can rapidly decline (based on the Yerkes-Dodson law illustrated earlier in Figure F.1). In addition to the widely used methods of behavioral modeling, the data from biomarkers on the physiological status of the decision maker could also be used to anticipate or avoid this decrease in performance.

The critical technical issue that needs to be resolved is whether physiological monitoring using biomarkers can be used to determine the performance stress curves for individuals and whether those data can be used in a predictive manner to improve decision making under realistic stress conditions.

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