Accession Number : AD0710713

Title :   INFORMATION CAPACITY OF DISCRETE MOTOR RESPONSES COMPARED FOR DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND AMPLITUDES OF MOVEMENT.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Scholes,Edison Earl

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The report describes research and analysis conducted to determine if direction of movement has an effect on the movement and reaction times of personnel when completing discrete motor tasks in response to a visual stimulus. Information theory was an inherent part of the research and was used to specify more precisely an individual's capacity in this area. Linear models were developed which characterize the effect that direction of movement has on movement time. Multiple correlation analysis tested correlation between movement time and the two variables - index of difficulty and direction of movement - used in the models. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*MOTOR REACTIONS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY)), PSYCHOPHYSICS, EXTREMITIES, MOTION, TIME, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, INFORMATION THEORY, VISUAL SIGNALS, CONTROL PANELS, TARGET ACQUISITION, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE