Accession Number:

AD0775872

Title:

Speed of Comprehending Submarine Fire Control Displays: 2. Further Evidence of Right-Left Differences

Descriptive Note:

Medical research progress rept. no. 4

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A series of preliminary investigations suggested that right-handed men have more trouble understanding the direction left than the direction right. Two experiments present further confirmatory evidence that the mental representation of the term right is simpler than that of left. Experiment 1 was simple extension of a series of earlier experiments, and showed that printing words top-to-bottom in displays did not eliminate the asymmetry in reaction times between true matches for right and left. Experiment 2 examined the verification of displays containing sentences and pictures.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE