Accession Number:

AD0738944

Title:

An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Auditory Flutter Fusion as a Measure of Mental Stress,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The paper presents a study of auditory flutter fusion as a technique for the analysis of mental stress. Auditory flutter fusion is defined as the point at which a pulsed signal becomes fused or sounds continuous. The basis for this study is that the frequency at which the signal becomes fused drops in an amount proportional to the amount of mental stress induced. The object of this paper is to further the study of this technique and to investigate whether or not the deviation between the flutter fusion points taken before a mental task and the points taken immediately following the task replicate over repeated trails of the same subject. The paper also examines whether or not this deviation is statistically the same between different subjects.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE