Accession Number : AD0666965

Title :   VISUAL HORIZONTAL PERCEPTION IN RELATION TO OTOLITH FUNCTION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Miller,Earl F. , II ; Fregly,Alfred R. ; Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : 23 DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : To determine the influence of the otolith organs on visually perceived direction of space the constant and variable errors of normal persons and deaf persons with bilateral labyrinthine defects during nineteen positions of body tilt within plus or minus 90 degrees of gravitational vertical were compared. The general perceptual pattern was similar for the two groups, although that of the labyrinthine-defective group was found to be more variable, and greater E- and A-effects were manifested during several of the tilt positions. A significantly larger E-effect was observed in those subjects (L-Ds) with little or no ocular counterroll. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE PERCEPTION, *VESTIBULAR APPARATUS), DEAFNESS, VISUAL PERCEPTION, ROTATION, VISION, NYSTAGMUS, AEROSPACE MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE