Accession Number : AD0620253

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF VISUAL DEPRIVATION ON ADAPTATION TO A ROTATING ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Robert S. ; Tolhurst,Gilbert C. ; Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : 18 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Three experiments were performed in the Slow Rotation Room to evaluate the influence of visual deprivation on several indices of adaptation to rotation. Data were obtained on tests of postural equilibrium, the Coriolis illusion, and canal sickness symptomatology. Reduction in the magnitude of the Coriolis illusion was observed whether vision was permitted or denied, but there was more variability in the latter condition. Equivalent or better postural performance was observed 'without' vision, and fewer symptoms of canal sickness were observed in this mode. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISION, MOTION SICKNESS), (*MOTION SICKNESS, ROTATION), (*ROTATION, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY)), SENSORY DEPRIVATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, SEMICIRCULAR CANALS, POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), TRANSFER OF TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE