Accession Number : ADA130286

Title :   Effects of Head Impact Acceleration on Human Performance: Overview and Preliminary Battery Identification.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Bittner,Alvah C , Jr ; Shortal,James P , III ; Harbeson,Mary M

PDF Url : ADA130286

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A review of the human performance effects of impact acceleration was conducted as part of an effort to assemble an experimental test battery. Tasks were designated for inclusion only if suitable for repeated measures applications and sensitive to closed-head impact acceleration. Two human performance tasks which met these criteria were identified after separate reviews of experimental and clinical research. In addition, three tasks sensitive to impact effects and potentially suitable for repeated measures applications were also identified. A third category of tasks which are suitable for repeated measures research but have not yet been shown to be sensitive to impact accleration have been identified in other reports from this laboratory, but are beyond the scope of the present study. Short-term Consonant Memory, Adaptive Serial Addition, and Adaptive Visuospatial Judgement tasks were determined to be sensitive candidate measures with potential for repeated measures applications and were recommended for development. Choice Reaction Time (CRT) and Manikan Spatial Orientation Tasks were recommended for inclusion in an impact acceleration test battery for current applications.

Descriptors :   *Performance tests, Test construction(Psychology), Impact acceleration, Performance(Human), Wounds and injuries, Head(Anatomy), Memory(Psychology), Short range(Time), Judgement(Psychology), Information processing, Recognition, Reaction time, Visual perception, Space perception

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE