Accession Number : AD0703376

Title :   TEMPORAL SENSORY INTEGRATION.

Descriptive Note : Special rept. (Final) 1 Nov 59-31 Jan 70,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV N Y LAB OF SENSORY COMMUNICATION

Personal Author(s) : Zwislocki,Jozef J.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 133

Abstract : Sensory systems, in particular those of vision and hearing, are known to mimic some of the characteristics of a linear, temporal energy integrator. Experiments conducted on the project have demonstrated that the sense of touch is endowed with the same property. Temporal sensory summation is of substantial practical importance. It intervenes in signal detection and speech perception, as well as in brightness, loudness and pressure sensations. It has direct bearing on the loudness scaling of environmental noise, in particular, of sonic booms. Research on the project was pursued in two directions: measurements of fundamental characteristics and a general theory of temporal sensory summation. The research has not been finished. Nevertheless, a large number of useful data were obtained and several broad generalizations were achieved. These results permit prediction of auditory and tactile thresholds for any arbitrary temporal stimulus pattern and form a basis for calculation of loudness of short tone or noise bursts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION), HEARING, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), NOISE, INTENSITY, VISION, TOUCH, DETECTION, MEASUREMENT, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE