Accession Number : AD0784119

Title :   Development of Mathematical Theory and Procedures to Accomplish Neurological Throughput Speed Determination.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s) : Olson,Michael P.

Report Date : 21 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The interest in this investigation is the measurement of the time delay between a known sensory stimulus and the resulting evoked brain wave potential to that specific stimulus. The problem is complicated by the fact that the time delay (defined here as 'throughput speed') is generally greater than stimulus repetition rates which produce measureable results. An experimentally verified procedure is described which uses 'real time' cross-correlation techniques to identify the correct time delay between a sensory stimulus and the corresponding evoked potential in the brain. Thus a measure of the throughput speed of the brain can be established. Differences between left and right hemispheric activity can be determined as well as differences within halves of the brain. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Brain, *Response(Biology), *Neurology, Reaction time, Mathematical models, Stimulation(Physiology), Senses(Physiology), Central nervous system, Electrophysiology, Experimental data, Humans, Performance(Human), Measurement

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE