Accession Number : AD0695072

Title :   A MODEL FOR STIMULUS RELEVANCE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 66-30 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Adamson,Robert E.

Report Date : 07 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The document is concerned with the idea that behavior, particularly that involved in judgement and vigilence, is affected by stimuli which would normally be considered so extreme or irrelevant as to be inconsequential. Certain experimental results indicate the possibility of successfully preadapting observers with low-energy stimuli so as to maximize their reactions to meaningful events. Additionally, the possibility is supported of training observers as time-samplers with periods of maximal sensitivity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEHAVIOR, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), ATTENTION, RADAR OPERATORS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, SIGNALS, DETECTION, NATIONAL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE