Accession Number : AD0686089

Title :   PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING UNDER ALTERED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS RESEARCH INST OF MENTAL SCIENCES HOUSTON PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY DIV

Personal Author(s) : Burch,Neil R. ; Roessler,Robert

Report Date : 17 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The document concerns the study of human psychophysiological response with one type of instrumentation of the 2-channel electroencephalogram (EEG), galvanic skin response (GSR) - a modification with 8-second time constant, finger plethysmogram compared with standard measures of GSR, respiration and arm cuff plethysmogram. The stimulus field employed has been that of a standard set of relevant-irrelevant questions in an interrogation paradigm. Additional correlates of the stimulus-psychophysiological response patterns have been various psychological parameters such as ego strength, anxiety, etc. Sedative medication (Seconal) and a class of stimulants (Dextro-amphetamine) have been investigated for their effects on correct identification of subject role or validity of the interrogation procedure utilizing the listed psychophysiological measures. Programs have been written for the general purpose digital computer which automate the final logical decisions necessary for role identification or determination of stress responses to specific questions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), AUTOMATION, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE, RESPIRATION, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DECISION MAKING, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE