Accession Number:

ADA012588

Title:

Selection of Individuals for Specific Duties Associated with Night Vision Proficiency

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY BETHESDA MD LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The human ability to see at night depends on the persons level of dark adaptation, his physiological state, as well as behavioral and environmental factors. There are major individual differences in night vision and the reasons for some differences are known however, many are essentially unknown or unstudied. It is proposed that through the utilization of the refined techniques recently developed in the fields of vision, physiology, biochemistry and behavior, it may be possible to select individuals for specific duties requiring night vision proficiency. To meet this goal an in-depth study of the subject is required to fully develop the concepts and the opportunities for future research.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE