Accession Number : AD0785525

Title :   The Effect of Sound on Man (Selective Annotated Bibliography, 1965-1972).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Zych,K. A.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The literature on the effects of sound on man was reviewed for the years 1965-1972. The purpose of the review was to identify the aversive properties of sound which might be exploited in the development of nonlethal (and non-permanently-damaging) weapon systems. The results suggest that, although parameters such as frequency, wave form, and sound pressure level do affect human behavior, further experimental work is needed in the analysis and synthesis of aversive sounds before significant short-term behavioral changes are possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *NOISE(SOUND), *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOLOGY, LITERATURE SURVEYS, HUMANS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, FREQUENCY, WAVEFORMS, SOUND PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology
      Weapons Effects(biological)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE