Accession Number : AD0755216

Title :   Mathematical Analysis and Description of Continuous Human Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 70-31 Oct 72,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pinneo,Lawrence R.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The project was concerned with the recording and analysis of sequential, or continuous, motor behavior in the human during performance of a task, and to relate these movements to underlying brain sites and physiological processes involved in motor production. To record and analyze movements, a method was devised whereby the relations of body units during spontaneous activity in freely moving primates (chimpanzees and rhesus monkeys) were measured using the angular displacement of each unit with respect to a reference body unit as a function of time. Computer programs were then devised or modified to reduce these angular displacements to linear differential equations of motion, and to depict on a cathode ray tube, under computer control, each sequence of movements for particular behavioral acts. Movements so defined were related to neurological substrates involved in the production of the movements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTOR REACTIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), BRAIN, HUMAN BODY, MOTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TEST METHODS, PRIMATES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE