Accession Number : AD0437810

Title :   ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM SENSORY DEPRIVATION,

Corporate Author : INDIANA UNIV BLOOMINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Stern,Robert M.

Report Date : NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : It was the purpose of this study to investigate the effects of two different sensory deprivation situations for period of one hour. The effects were measured in terms of the electrophysiological activity of the autonomic nervous system and the skeletal muscle system. A Vigil Group reported the movements of an autokinetic light; a Rest Group simply relaxed. The autonomic indices revealed significantly higher somatic activity for the Vigil Group, thus supporting Malmo's hypothesis concerning the importance of task demands in determing level of physiological activity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SENSORY DEPRIVATION, BEHAVIOR), MEASUREMENT, NERVOUS SYSTEM, MUSCLES, MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE