Accession Number : AD0671855

Title :   ADAPTATION TO VESTIBULAR DISORIENTATION. VI. EYE-MOVEMENT AND SUBJECTIVE TURNING RESPONSES TO VARIED DURATION OF ANGULAR ACCELERATION,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Guedry,Fred E. ; Collins,William E.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Turning sensations and eye movement responses during angular accelerations may show adaptation effects of significance to understanding vestibular reactions during certain aircraft maneuvers. In this study, a direct relationship found between duration of acceleration and (a) decline of response during acceleration, (b) rate of decline of response after acceleration, and (c) magnitude of secondary reaction, is regarded as an indication of a central process which limits a prolonged vestibular primary reaction. The process is manifested by its influence on relatively basic reflex reactions (nystagmus) in the cat, and is more prominently manifested in man by its influence on sensory perception. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *NYSTAGMUS), VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), PERCEPTION, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), REFLEXES, PERCEPTION, AVIATION MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE