Accession Number:

AD0263262

Title:

COMMUNICATION BY ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF THE SKIN. VI. THE EFFECT OF INTENSITY LEVEL AND STIMULUS SPACING ON INFORMATION TRANSMITTED VIA STIMULUS DURATION

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ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

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Report Date:

1961-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The number of possible absolute identifications of electrical cutaneous stimulus duration was investigated. The amount of information available to the observer, the stimulus-intensity used, stimulus spacing, and experience in the task all significantly affected performance when identifying stimulus-durations. It was concluded that at least four stimulus-durations may be useful for cutaneous signaling where strong intensitylevels are employed, but only three durations should be used with weak intensities or naive observers. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE