Accession Number:

AD0770290

Title:

Cutaneous Sensitivity During Prolonged Visual Deprivation: Role of Interpolated Testing,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MANITOBA UNIV WINNIPEG

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Measures of pain and pressure sensitivity were administered to 14 experimental Ss at intervals of 0, 3, and 7 days of visual deprivation. Relative to 14 control Ss, a significant increase in sensitivity was observed on both measures and at both day three and day seven. Since previous research has shown that negative results are obtained when the same sensory tasks are presented at intervals of 0, 12, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 days of visual deprivation, it was concluded that a confounding effect may occur in sensory restriction experiments if the repeated measures of cutaneous sensitivity are not separated by inter-test intervals of at least several days. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE