Accession Number : AD0754553

Title :   Faster Identification of Left- than Right-Letter-Halves: Is Asymmetric Peripheral Location a Factor in 'Interhemispheric' Effects.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Dyer,Frederick N.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The left halves of divided symmetrical letters were identified more rapidly than the right halves. In addition, reducing peripheral eccentricity by only half the letter-width tended to speed identification. Differences in peripheral location and acuity for the critical left sides of letters may provide an explanation of may 'interhemispheric' effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHARACTER RECOGNITION, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA), SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, VISUAL ACUITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE