Accession Number : AD0665662

Title :   REACTION TIME AS A FUNCTION OF FLASH LUMINANCE AND DURATION,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis,Mark F. ; Mertens,Henry W.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : As a consequence of the high speeds of modern aircraft, pilots must respond quickly to signal lights from the ground or other aircraft during night flight. The present study was concerned with the relation of reaction time to flash luminance and duration. Reaction time was a decreasing, negatively accelerated function of flash luminance. Flash duration had no clear effect upon reaction time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PILOTS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), REFLEXES, VISUAL SIGNALS, NIGHT FLIGHT, VISUAL PERCEPTION, LUMINESCENCE, AVIATION MEDICINE, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), SIGNAL LIGHTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE