Accession Number : AD0783714

Title :   Erroneous Perception of Vertical Motion by Humans Seated in the Upright Position,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Malcolm,R. ; Jones,G. Melvill

Report Date : 11 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The reliability of subjective response to vertical linear accelerations in the absence of vision has been examined in human subjects seated in the upright position. Helicopters and a vertical movement simulator were used to generate sinusoidal vertical movement of period 2-10 sec and acceleration amplitude 0.2-0.4 g. Subjective response was recorded as a continually variable assessment of vertical position. Detailed consideration of end-organ orientation in the skull suggests the possibility that relative paucity of vestibular afferent information about vertical movement may account at least in part for the poor tracking performance observed in these experiments.

Descriptors :   *Vestibular apparatus, *Vertical orientation, *Perception, Stress(Physiology), Acceleration, Response(Biology), Canada, Helicopters, Humans, Senses(Physiology), End organs

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE