Accession Number:

AD0711766

Title:

VISUAL ILLUSION PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROWLAND AND CO HADDONFIELD N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

A literature search was made concerning purely visual illusions which might originate from lighting or marking of aircraft and which might induce pilots to become involved in near-misses or collisions. A number of areas were identified as potentially capable of causing illusions to pilots. These included the geometrical illusion after-effects with particular reference to figural after-effects hypnogogic hallucinations expectancy or mental set and unexpected events interactions between kinesthetic and visual stimuli personality variables in response to after-effects and illusions. Recommendations are made for a wide variety of researches but specific attention is drawn to making improvements in the way pilots are taught to utilize their visual sense and research on after-images and figural after-effects. These two effects have received little aviation-related research but hold some likelihood of being a serious source of illusory perception to pilots. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE