Accession Number:

AD0712124

Title:

ADAPTIVE TECHNIQUES IN PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DUNLAP AND ASSOCIATES INC SANTA MONICA CALIF WESTERN DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The document reports on five studies in which different adaptive technique mechanizations were undertaken to demonstrate the possible uses of such technique in psychophysiological research. Galvanic skin response, respiratory cycle phase and reaction time were the responses utilized to control, in each case, some aspect of the task or stimuli. In the first study, galvanic skin response GSR was to be used to control the difficulty of a tracking task in the second, GSR was used to control the presence or absence of a noxious stimulus in a conditioning paradigm the third used GSR to control the time of presentation of stimuli in measurement of reaction time RT, while respiratory cycle phases were used to control the presentation of RT stimuli in the fourth. In the last study reported, reaction times were used to control the intensity of subsequent reaction time stimuli. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE