Accession Number : ADA104116


Title :   The Relationship of Visual Evoked Potential Asymmetries to the Performance of Sonar Operators


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Schlichting, Christine L ; Kindness, Scott W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a104116.pdf


Report Date : 11 Aug 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Interhemispheric difference in visual evoked potential amplitude were measured in 32 right handed sonar operators. Each operators was also rated by his supervisor as to his performance using visual sonar displays. Significant interhemispheric asymmetries were found in the group as a whole and in the better performers. Poorer performers did not show asymmetries. These results suggest that the magnitude and direction of interhemispheric asymmetries in evoked potential amplitude can be used in the prediction of performance as sonar operators. These measures could be used to test the effect of training and watch standing schedules.


Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *SONAR PERSONNEL , *VISUAL PERCEPTION , AMPLITUDE , JOB TRAINING , MEASUREMENT , NAVAL TRAINING , PREDICTIONS , STIMULI , WATCH(DUTY)


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE