Accession Number:

AD0644155

Title:

GEOGRAPHIC AND ASTRONOMIC DISTANCE RESPONSES BY RATED OFFICERS,

Descriptive Note:

Aeromedical Reviews,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The data demonstrate that knowledge of distance around the earth, distance to the moon, and distance to the sun cannot be used as a test for organic brain damage in rated pilots and navigators. The diagnosis of organicity based on fund-of-information deficit is predicated on the principle that a given population normally has knowledge of the facts which are employed in the examination. The most nearly perfect answer was in response to the question of distance around the earth however, the fact that more than 1 in 10 rated officers gave an incorrect response precludes the use of this question as a test for organic deficit. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE