Accession Number:

AD0749352

Title:

The Relationship Between Habituation to Vestibular Stimulation and Vigilance: Individual Differences and Subsidiary Problems,

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-03

Pagination or Media Count:

213.0

Abstract:

It has been shown that a subjects mental state is an important variable when recording vestibular nystagmus. This experiment is in three parts. In the first part the relationship of one form of mental work vigilance scored in percent correct to vestibular nystagmus habituation and eye movement phase relationships recorded during prolonged cyclic oscillation was studied. In the second part individual differences personality, hours sleep, etc. were related to vigilance performance and nystagmus habituation. In the third part the interaction of subject variables with vigilance tasks of differing complexity is reported. In addition, methodological studies are appended to the main body of this monograph. These include 1 a bibliography and experiments concerning effects of luminance on electro oculographic potentials 2 normative data for a vigilance task 3 correlations between personality extraversion, field independence and success in aviation training and 4 reliability and validity of a scoring method for nystagmus habituation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE