EGOCENTRIC VISUAL LOCALIZATION IN NORMALS AND PARTIALLY BLIND DURING A CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF GRAVITOINERTIAL FORCE.
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The purpose of this experiment was to compare the interactions of visual and nonvisual information during the perception of the visual horizontal in twelve normal and seven partially blind observers during exposure to centripetal force. Both the normal and the partially blind observers had normal vestibular functions. The observers set a collimated, luminous line to the horizon in darkness while they sat in a cockpit 20 feet from the center of rotation. Settings were made with the device stationary and during rotation at three velocities. The results show negligible differences between the normals and the partially blind for all conditions. Both groups showed minimal errors during the static series both before and after rotation and during rotation the settings were very close to the resultant horizontal. It was concluded that interaction between visual and nonvisual information is possible with extremely limited central vision. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology