Accession Number : ADA269220

Title :   Interdisciplinary Training in Life Science (FY91 ASSERT).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jun 92-31 May 93,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK OFFICE OF RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION AND ADVANCEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Steinman, Robert M.

Report Date : 04 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This grant supports the interdisciplinary training (psychology, neuroscience and computer science) of an advanced graduate student (Julie Epelboim), who is earning a PH.D. in Psychology by participating as a graduate Research Assistant on AFOSR Grant 91-0124, entitled Coordinated action in 3-D Space . Her doctoral thesis will be derived from problems investigated in this parent grant which has two main thrusts. First, it tests alternative hypotheses about the mechanism that controls the gaze-shifts associated with arm motions, when an unrestrained, seated subject manipulates objects within arms's reach. The second thrust is to study the speed and accuracy of visually-guided hand movements and the correlation of these performance measures with binocular gaze-errors. Advancing knowledge in this rather technical interdisciplinary research area requires developing expertise in the areas included in Epelboim's AASSERT training program, which has been designed so as to contribute to the goals of the parent grant and at the same time prepare her for a productive career as a research scientist during the next 3 or 4 decades.... Training, Neuroscience, Cognitive science, Psychology.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING, *VISUAL PERCEPTION, *THREE DIMENSIONAL, ACCURACY, BINOCULARS, CAREERS, COGNITION, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, CORRELATION, ERRORS, GRADUATES, GRANTS, HANDS, HYPOTHESES, MOTION, PSYCHOLOGY, SCIENTISTS, STUDENTS, TEST AND EVALUATION, THESES, THRUST, TIME, VELOCITY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, LIFE SCIENCES, PSYCHOLOGY, SPACE SCIENCES, HEAD(ANATOMY), MONITORING, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), INTERFACES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE