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The Effect of Fatigue on a Human Being's Optical Reaction Time,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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
Edited trans. of Acta Biologica et Medica Germanica (West Germany) v20 n4 p489-493 1968, by E. Novak.