Accession Number : AD0712124

Title :   ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES IN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT,

Corporate Author : DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV

Personal Author(s) : Prosin,Daniel J.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The document reports on five studies in which different adaptive technique mechanizations were undertaken to demonstrate the possible uses of such technique in psychophysiological research. Galvanic skin response, respiratory cycle phase and reaction time were the responses utilized to control, in each case, some aspect of the task or stimuli. In the first study, galvanic skin response (GSR) was to be used to control the difficulty of a tracking task; in the second, GSR was used to control the presence or absence of a noxious stimulus in a conditioning paradigm; the third used GSR to control the time of presentation of stimuli in measurement of reaction time (RT), while respiratory cycle phases were used to control the presentation of RT stimuli in the fourth. In the last study reported, reaction times were used to control the intensity of subsequent reaction time stimuli. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PSYCHOPHYSICS, DATA PROCESSING), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS), ANALOG-DIGITAL COMPUTERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), TIME, SKIN(ANATOMY), RESPIRATION, FEEDBACK, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ELECTRODES, TRACKING, AUDITORY SIGNALS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE