Accession Number : AD0783859

Title :   The Effect of Cold on an Information Processing Task.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Meldrum,Duncan Hughes

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : An experiment concerning the effects of cold on performance of an information processing task was designed and conducted. Performance measures were obtained under temperature conditions of 72F, 45F and 35F. Performance was found to improve at the colder temperatures. An hypothesis relating arousal and cold to performance was postulated to account for the improved performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Performance(Human), *Stress(Physiology), Cold weather, Information processing, Attention, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE