Accession Number : AD0709591

Title :   A COMPARISON OF SUBJECTIVE RESPONSES TO SEMICIRCULAR CANAL STIMULATION PRODUCED BY ROTATION ABOUT TWO AXES.

Descriptive Note : Joint rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Guedry,Fred E. , Jr. ; Stockwell,Charles W. ; Gilson,Richard D.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A practical procedure was developed for obtaining reliable measures of sensation associated with semicircular canal stimulation. Theoretically these measures can be used along with measures of nystagmus to estimate several vestibular response system parameters relevant in the clinical assessment of pilot vertigo. In this experiment, responses produced by stimulation of the horizontal semicircular canals are compared with those produced by stimulation of the vertical canals. Group mean estimates of subjective angular displacement obtained from 40 naval flight students were approximately accurate for stimulation of both horizontal and vertical canals. Significant individual differences were found within the group. From the responses obtained, mean estimates of vestibular system parameters were calculated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, SIMULATION), (*VERTIGO, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS), SPACE PERCEPTION, ROTATION, EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOPHYSICS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE