Measurement and Modification of Sensorimotor System Function during Visual-Motor Performance
Annual technical rept. 30 Sep 1982-29 Sep 1983
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES
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Studies conducted during the initial phase of this project had two major objectives. The first was the selection of a a visual-motor performance task that met the needs of a long term operation, b physiological and functional appropriateness, c relevance to the Air Force mission, and d feasibility within the resources available to us. Towards this end four video games were tested on each of six adult subjects. Evaluation of these tasks as well as EEG correlates of performance led to the selection of one for subsequent studies. Our second objective was to determine if the quantitative analysis of somatosensory EEG characteristics could yield information predictive of performance. Preliminary findings indicate that specific frequency components do, indeed, change in relation to response accuracy and speed. These consistent observations provided support for our basic assumptions and will guide the focus of subsequent studies.
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