Accession Number:

AD0748451

Title:

Effects of Cyclical Temperature on Vigilance Performance

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK CENTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Vigilance performance has been shown to be enhanced by numerous types of environmental changes. The study evaluates the effects of a cyclically changing temperature on monitoring behavior and physiological responses of man. Vigilance performance was not enhanced by the use of variable temperature conditions of the study. Rather, the variable temperature in conjunction with a heavy food intake was shown to adversely affect both heart rate and vigilance task performance measures.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE