Accession Number : AD0687847

Title :   HUMAN SPATIALLY ORIENTED BEHAVIOR.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 15 Oct 67-14 Apr 69,

Corporate Author : TUFTS UNIV MEDFORD MASS NEUROPSYCHOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Freedman,Sanford J.

Report Date : 14 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Studies of the disruption and relearning of sensorimotor relationships were completed and a theoretical position formulated: (1) Transformations created by perceptual rearrangement and disarrangement experiments change relationships between two or more kinds of spatial information which are normally congruent or concordant. (2) To execute accurate spatially oriented behavior under transformed conditions, the observer must solve the problem of defining the transformation: (a) an adequate amount of relevant information must be available to him and he must be able to assimilate it; (b) information may be supplied through any sensory channel or combination or may derive from memory or cognition; (c) he may be unsuccessful or only partially successful. (3) The problem is solved by inserting into the sensorimotor system a constant which compensates for the experimental transformation. This approach is generally applicable and confers the power of prediction and control whereas other theories which have been proposed do not meet these tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE PERCEPTION, *ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, REVIEWS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE