Michaela F. Lewis

Learn More
Both anecdotal reports from pilots and theories of visual cues would predict lower approaches to narrow or long runways than to wide and short runways. Similar, practice approaches made by pilots to a particular width of runway should lead to an increase in subsequent approach angles flown to wider runways and a decrease in approach angles flown to narrower(More)
Two simulator experiments were conducted to quantify the effectiveness, in terms of pilot performance, of four different visual glidepath indicator systems (the 2-bar VASI, 3-bar VASI, T-VASIS, and PAPI) in the severely reduced nighttime visual environment often referred to as the "black hole." Performance in Experiment I was best with the T-VASIS and(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is associated with deficits in visuospatial attention. It is as yet unknown whether these attentional deficits begin at a perceptual level or instead reflect disruptions in oculomotor or higher-order processes. In the present study, non-demented individuals with PD and matched normal control adults (NC) participated in two tasks(More)
Previous experiments in this laboratory have demonstrated illusions due to variations in both length and width of runways in nighttime "black hole" approaches. Even though approach lighting is not designed to provide vertical guidance, it is possible that cues from approach lights could interact with cues from runway lighting to reduce illusions due to(More)
The interaction of the organophosphate mevinphos and atropine was examined in two pigeons performing in a variable interval schedule of reinforcement. When administered separately, both atropine and mevinphos produced a dose-related decrement in responding. The combined exposure to these drugs produced a performance decrement greater than that caused by(More)
The need for study of the effects on performance of non-lethal organophosphate insecticide exposure is founded on many reports of behavioral difficulties in aerial applicators following exposure. In this study, a different pair of gerbils served in each of the following schedules of reinforcement: FR 25, FR 75, DRL 12-sec, DRL 20-sec, and VI 1-min. Baseline(More)
Marihuana, or its principal active ingredient, delta-9-tetra-hydrocannabinal (delta9-THC), impairs performance on complex behavioral tasks in animals and man. Although there exists some evidence that altitude-induced hypoxia potentiates the physiological effects of marihuana, the interaction between altitude and marihuana on behavioral tasks has not been(More)
  • 1