Accession Number : AD0617282

Title :   THE EFFECT OF SELECTED PROPERTIES OF VISUAL PATTERNS ON OBSERVING BEHAVIOR IN THE SQUIRREL MONKEY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER

Personal Author(s) : Kemmerling,Paul T.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : In this study an attempt was made to investigate the effects of five stimulus properties (color, size, angular variability, number of components, and three-dimensionality), on the inquisitive investigatory behavior of the squirrel monkey. The study was designed with two general pruposes in mind: (a) to identify, using a more analytic approach than has customarily been employed, some specific properties of visual patterns which are important to observing or attentional behavior and (b) to measure the attentional effects of these stimulus properties using one species of subject and one standard procedure - a practice which has rarely been followed, but which precludes the necessity of comparing results stemming from studies employing differing procedures and groups. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, MONKEYS), (*BEHAVIOR, VISUAL PERCEPTION), (*COLOR VISION, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY), VISION, COLORS, GEOMETRIC FORMS, PROPRIOCEPTION, ATTENTION, MOTIVATION, CONDITIONED RESPONSE, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE