Accession Number:

AD0728199

Title:

Cross-Sensory Effects of White Noise on Color Perception.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The perceived intensity of red, green and blue lights was measured under conditions of dark-adaptation or nondark-adaptation and silence or 100 dB white noise. Sixty male subjects were randomly assigned over twelve experimental cells and required to match a colored light to a white standard. No significant differences were found between dark-adaptation and nondark-adaptation. Significant differences were found between the silence and noise conditions p .01 and between the three colors .001. Light sensitivity or perceived intensity was increased under the white noise conditions. The data are viewed as supporting theories of sensory interaction stressing the importance of considering vision and autition as interactive systems. Possible implications in human engineering design and subsequent research efforts are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE