The effect of traffic noise on productivity

M. Haneda, S. Tanabe, N. Nishihara

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Abstract

Subjective experiment was conducted to investigate the effect of traffic noise on productivity. Multiplication tasks were assigned for one hour, and subjective votes were collected before and after the task. During the experiment, the cerebral blood flows of the subjects were measured. There were no significant difference in performance; however, the fatigue level was higher after subjects worked with traffic noise. The subjects also voted that it required more effort and they felt more frustrated to work with the noise. The cerebral blood flow significantly increased during the task with traffic noise, and the blood flow kept high even after the task ended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationCreating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Pages253-256
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006 - Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 2006 Jun 42006 Jun 8

Publication series

NameHB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceHealthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, HB 2006
CountryPortugal
CityLisboa
Period06/6/406/6/8

Keywords

  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Fatigue
  • Productivity
  • Subjective experiment
  • Traffic noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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    Haneda, M., Tanabe, S., & Nishihara, N. (2006). The effect of traffic noise on productivity. In HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings (pp. 253-256). (HB 2006 - Healthy Buildings: Creating a Healthy Indoor Environment for People, Proceedings; Vol. 1).