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dc.contributorWichita State University. School of Nursingen_US
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, R. P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSewell, M. M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-28T20:29:45Z
dc.date.available2012-02-28T20:29:45Z
dc.date.issued1988-08en_US
dc.identifier3211677en_US
dc.identifier0401131en_US
dc.identifier.citationPerceptual and motor skills. 1988 Aug; 67(1): 243-52.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0031-5125en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pms.1988.67.1.243en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4585
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractAn experiment was conducted to determine the pre- and posttest performance of subjects on a signal-detection task for the following three experimental conditions: sensory isolation, sensory alertness, and sensory relaxation. All subjects were assessed on 36 pretest and 36 posttest trials. Each block of 36 trials consisted of 12 "strong signals," 12 "weak signals," and 12 "no signals." Exposure durations for each experimental condition lasted for one hour. Analyses showed significant improvements in hits from the pretest trials to the posttest trials on the "strong" and "weak signals" for the sensory isolation condition. Moreover, on the posttest "weak signal" trials, subjects in the sensory isolation condition scored a significantly greater number of hits than did those in the sensory alertness or sensory relaxation conditions. It was concluded that sensory isolation produces perceptual enhancement, as measured by a signal-detection task.en_US
dc.format.extent243-52en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAmmons Scientificen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPerceptual and Motor Skillsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPercept Mot Skillsen_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshArousalen_US
dc.subject.meshAttentionen_US
dc.subject.meshAwarenessen_US
dc.subject.meshDiscrimination (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshPattern Recognition, Visualen_US
dc.subject.meshPsychomotor Performanceen_US
dc.subject.meshSensory Deprivationen_US
dc.subject.meshTask Performance and Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshVisual Perceptionen_US
dc.titleEnhancement of visual perception under conditions of short-term exposure to sensory isolation: a comparison of procedures for altering vigilanceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © Ammons Scientificen_US


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