Expansion Of The Visual Form Field By Perimeter Training

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Report Number: WADC TR 55-368
Author(s): Crannell, C. W., Christensen, J. M.
Corporate Author(s): Aero Medical Laboratory
Laboratory: Aero Medical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1955-10
Pages: 38
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PB Number: PB121392
Identifier: AD0099643

This is the second in a series of experiments designed to examine the possibility of increasing the size of the visual form field by specialized training. The present investigation was concerned with the effect of various amounts of perimetric training on the visual form field. Five groups were used: a control group which received no training, and four groups which received, respectively 10, 20, 30 and 40 half-hour sessions of training. As in a previous experiment, there was considerable improvement in ability to identify familiar stimuli presented farther and farther from the foveal area, but no evidence of transfer to other stimuli.

Provenance: Hunt Library, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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