Accession Number : AD0686264

Title :   THE EFFECT OF PROLONGED VISUAL DEPRIVATION ON VARIOUS CUTANEOUS AND AUDITORY MEASURES,

Corporate Author : MANITOBA UNIV WINNIPEG

Personal Author(s) : Phelps,J. ; Zubek,John P.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Subjects who were placed in darkness for a week but otherwise were exposed to a normal and varied sensory environment showed a significant increase in absolute pressure sensitivity of the finger, forearm, neck, and leg, but not of the palm, relative to a group of controls. Measures of tactual and auditory localization, on the other hand, showed no significant changes after visual deprivation. These results provide some experimental support for Schultz's (1965) sensoristatic theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLINDNESS, PERCEPTION), TOUCH, HEARING, SENSITIVITY, SENSORY DEPRIVATION, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE