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The Effects Of Noise On Human Behavior

Report Number: WADC TR 53-81
Author: Corso, John F.
Corporate Author: Pennsylvania State College
Date of Publication: 1952-02
Pages: 71
Contract: AF 33(038)-786
PB Number: PB111402
AD Number: AD0018259

The present report is a comprehensive summary of a program of research on the effects of high intensity noise on human behavior. In all, six major studies were conducted and are reviewed. In general, the results of this series of studies show that noise has no marked effect on mental performance and that individual differences in noise susceptibility are unrelated to personality characteristics. There is some indication that a relationship exists between noise susceptibility and functional level of the autonomic nervous system.

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