Accession Number:

AD0860475

Title:

The Effect of Fatigue on a Human Being's Optical Reaction Time,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The influence of weariness on the optical reaction time of man was investigated. Physiologically-caused symptoms of fatigue considerably lessen the reaction time. The effect can be drastically enhanced by administration of hypnotic methaqualon and can be completely suppressed by ephedrine hydrochloride. Measurements of the time of reaction appear to be an appropriate method for testing drugs with central-nervous action. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE