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Document Type

Research

Abstract

In general fatigue is introspectively describable in terms of kinaesthetic relaxation and low attentive ebb of ideas with an affective aspect of indifference, sometimes bordering on mild pleasantness. Galvanic responses taken by both the Hathaway apparatus and a highly sensitive D'Arsonval galvanometer show marked individual differences with a general tendency toward lower bodily resistance under fatigue. Two types of fatigue are distinguished: cognitive fatigue and bodily or physical fatigue. Under some experimental conditions both types may be combined. The galvanometric response varies with each type. Muscular fatigue, due probably to continued residual twitchings and tremblings, tends to show increased response, while cognitive fatigue usually shows diminished response. The technique and results are given in detail.

Publication Date

1928

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

35

Issue

1

First Page

299

Last Page

299

Copyright

© Copyright 1928 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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