Accession Number : AD0467525


Title :   PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO HIGH INTENSITY INTERMITTENT SOUND


Corporate Author : HOFSTRA UNIV HEMPSTEAD NY


Personal Author(s) : Plutchik, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/467525.pdf


Report Date : May 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : Eighteen subjects were exposed to brief periods of high intensity intermittent sound at 3 pulses per second and at levels of from 100 to 120 db. Skin temperature, skin impedance, EKG and continuous systolic blood pressure from the finger were recorded. The results indicated little or no effect on all the measures except GSR which showed a linear increase in magnitude of response with an increase in intensity of sound. Comparisons with previous reports and some tentative explanations are presented.


Descriptors :   *SOUND , *PSYCHOACOUSTICS , *AUDITORY PERCEPTION , INTENSITY , BLOOD PRESSURE , AUDITORY SIGNALS , BODY TEMPERATURE , GALVANIC SKIN RESPONSE


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Noise Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE