Accession Number:

ADA053868

Title:

Low-Frequency Harmonic Acceleration as a Test of Labyrinthine Function: Basic Methods and Illustrative Cases.

Descriptive Note:

Interim progress rept. Oct 76-Oct 77,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The present studies were predicated on research results employing the rhesus monkey as a model for responses to low-frequency harmonic sinusoidal acceleration. Data from these previous efforts showed that measures of the phase relationships between the input stimulus and the resulting eye movement output were highly repeatable and not influenced by changes in arousal level. It was also found that the sudden loss of a labyrinth in this case by surgical destruction could be detected by low-frequency harmonic acceleration and that the animals could not compensate for this loss, especially at the lower frequencies of stimulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE