Accession Number : AD0650361

Title :   THE EGOCENTRIC LOCALIZATION OF THE VISUAL HORIZONTAL IN NORMAL AND LABYRINTHINE-DEFECTIVE OBSERVERS AS A FUNCTION OF HEAD AND BODY TILT.

Descriptive Note : Joint rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Clark,Brant ; Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : 17 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Perception of the visual horizontal by observers in five different combinations of head and body position was studied to determine the effect of 20-degree body tilts. Both normal and labyrinthine-defective observers made five settings to the visual horizontal for each condition using a goggle device which presented a collimated line of light to the right eye while the other eye was covered. The results showed no significant constant errors in the settings by either group, and it is suggested that the absence of the E-phenomenon was due primarily to adequate contact cues and kinesthetic cues. The data also makes it clear that vestibular information is not required for veridical perception of the visual horizontal under these experimental conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY)), VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, HEAD(ANATOMY), HUMAN BODY, DEAFNESS, EYE, ERRORS, PERCEPTION, TOUCH

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE