Accession Number : AD0702158

Title :   A VISUAL RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR RESEARCH WITH PRIMATES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Rothe,W. E.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A device was developed that permits measurement of performance of primates, through the visual modality, before and after application of pulsed ionizing radiation. Two platforms were constructed, each featuring 2 degrees of freedom. One accommodates the primate and provides him with a response stick to counteract disturbances or 'fly' the platform in relation to a horizon displayed by the second platform. The second platform carries a large hollow sphere that encircles the primate and displays the 'horizon' as the borderline of dark and translucent segments. This platform can be moved about two axes intersecting at a common center with those of the first platform. The shock-signal circuitry is variable in its basic parameters and adjusts automatically to the magnitude of the error committed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROPRIOCEPTION, RADIATION EFFECTS), (*RADIATION EFFECTS, TEST EQUIPMENT), PRIMATES, LABORATORY ANIMALS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), VISUAL PERCEPTION, ELECTRIC CURRENTS, PSYCHOPHYSICS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE