Accession Number : AD0665413

Title :   EFFECTS OF HIGH ACCELERATION ON VESTIBULO-OCULAR RESPONSES,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Dowd,Patrick J. ; Wing,Morgan E. ; Cramer,Robert L. ; Collins,Frederick G.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Preliminary investigations into the effects of high linear accelerations on the vestibulo-ocular responses to both caloric and Coriolis stimulations were made. Pilots were subjected to short-duration accelerations on the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine centrifuge. A spontaneous slow-phase downward nystagmus was observed in some pilots in post-centrifuge tests. Some peripheral and central-neural modification resulting from centrifugation was observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *VESTIBULAR APPARATUS), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), NYSTAGMUS, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), CENTRIFUGES, PILOTS, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), AEROSPACE MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE