Accession Number : AD0688426

Title :   BINOCULAR FUSION TIME IN SLEEP-DEPRIVED SUBJECTS,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Melton,C. E. ; Wicks,Marlene

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The attainment of binocular single vision when the distance of gaze is changed is a component of total reaction time and may be critical in flight when the gaze is changed from the instrument panel to the outside or from the ouside to the instrument panel. This report deals with the effect of fatigue induced by sleep deprivation on the binocular fusion reflex. Binocular fusion times were measured morning and evening in six subjects during 86 hours of sleep deprivation and in six control subjects. The binocular fusion reflex under the experimental conditions employed appeared to be resistant to fatigue incident to sleep-deprivation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISION, *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY)), SLEEP, REFLEXES

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE