Further Tests of Training Techniques to Improve Visual-Motor Coordination of Navy Divers under Water
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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Two underwater experiments were undertaken to facilitate a divers adjustment to the underwater distortion. One group of divers was given previous exposure to magnifying lenses before entering the water while a second group received one training session a week for ten weeks. Neither technique significantly improved the amount of adaptation found in previous studies. Inter-subject variability was high, however, with one subject showing practically complete adjustment for the distortion. Some preliminary screening tests might be devised to select future divers on the basis of relevant variables, including relative adaptability.
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