Accession Number : AD0639142

Title :   THE EFFECT OF A SIMPLE TRAINING PROCEDURE ON THE JUDGMENT OF VISUAL NUMBER.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : MOUNT HOLYOKE COLL SOUTH HADLEY MASS PSYCHOPHYSICAL RESEARCH UNIT

Personal Author(s) : Kaufman,E. L.

Report Date : SEP 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : CONCLUSIONS: Accuracy of judging number can be improved by a simple training procedure. The effect of this training upon accuracy is almost immediate. Most of the possible improvement is made after a very short training period. Training improves the estimates of both those individuals who tend to overestimate and those who tend to underestimate number. After a period as long as eight months without further practice or training, people still judge number more accurately than before training. The effects of training seem to last for a relatively long time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUMBERS, COUNTING METHODS), (*COUNTING METHODS, *TRAINING), VISUAL SIGNALS, VISUAL PERCEPTION

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE