Accession Number : AD0645926

Title :   VISUAL-AROUSAL INTERACTION AND SPECIFICITY OF NYSTAGMIC HABITUATION,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Marshall,John E. ; Brown,James H.

Report Date : 09 DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Forty male Ss with no previous exposure to precise constant angular acceleration received 13 positive accelerations of 24 degrees/sq. sec. Vision was permitted for all Ss on pre- and post-test criterion trials. Twenty Ss received concomitant visual stimulation with an illuminated visual field during 10 habituating trials. The remainder were habituated in complete darkness. Habituation acquired in darkness did not transfer to criterion trials with vision. Darkness habituated Ss showed a significant slow-phase increment when tested with vision following task-controlled arousal level increase. Ss habituated with vision showed a continued output decline when tested under similar conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *NYSTAGMUS), (*HABITUATION LEARNING, NYSTAGMUS), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), VISION, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE