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CCommittee Activities The committee met six times: on July 23-24, 1985, in Washington, D.C.; on November 20-21, 1985, in Cambridge, Mass.; on February 10- 11, 1986, in La Jolla, Calif.; on May 12-14, 1986 in Columbus, Gal; on August 1~22, 1986, in Woods Hole, Mass.; and on November 11-12, 1986, in Williamsburg, Va. In conjunction with the meeting in Georgia, the committee received briefings and a tour of Fort Benning. The following Army representatives made presentations to the committee at one or more of these meetings: Colonel John B. Alexander, Manager, Technology Integration Office, Army Material Command Dr. Edgar Johnson, Director, Army Research Institute Dr. LaVerne Johnson, Chief Scientist, Naval Health Research Center Mr. Robert A. Klaus, Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Army Material Command Dr. George Lawrence, Research Psychologist, Army Research Institute Dr. Bruce Sterling, U.S. Army Soldiers Support Center Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III, U.S. Army (retired) Dr. Robert Sulzen, Research Psychologist, Army Research Institute General Maxwell R. Thurman, Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army In order to examine in greater detail the techniques under study, the committee organized itself into subcommittees, which carried out infor- mation-gathering activities specific to individual techniques. These activ- ities included site visits to laboratories and other locations where the techniques are being developed, and briefings, interviews, and presen 24&,
APPENDIX C 249 rations by Army representatives and persons familiar with the techniques. We list below the subcommittees and the details of their activities. SUBCOMMITTEE ON EVALUATION ISSUES Thomas D. Cook, Chair Lloyd B. Humphreys Robert A. Bjork, Chair John A. Swets SUBCOMMITTEE ON SLEEP LEARNING Walter Schneider Presentation: LaVerne Johnson, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, Calif., February 1986. Walter Schneider, Chair SUBCOMMITTEE ON ACCELERATED LEARNING Robert A. Bjork Site visit: Army Research Institute Conference on Research in Progress, March 1986. Site visit: National Suggestive Accelerative Learning and Teaching Techniques (SALTT) Conference, West Palm Beach, Fla., April 1986. SUBCOMMITTEE ON GUIDED IMAGERY Daniel M. Landers, Chair Robert A. Bjork Briefing: Jim Forbes, Army Research Institute, on project on peak performance, February 1986. Interview: Ray Reilly and Bill Harrison on Concentrix, May 1986. Site visit: SyberVisionC0, Newark, Calif., August 1986. Site visit: Vic Braden Tennis Academy, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., October 1986. Briefing: Craig Farnsworth, Concentrix-type programs, October 1986. Briefing: Leon Revien, ProVision, U.S. Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, Colo., October 1986. SUBCOMMITTEE ON BIOFEEDBACK Richard F. Thompson, Chair Daniel M. Landers Sally P. Springer Presentation: LaVerne Johnson, Naval Health Research Center, February 1986.
250 Sally P. Springer, Chair SUBCOMITTEE ON SPLIT-BRAIN EFFECTS Site visit: Monroe Institute, Faber, Va., May 1986. SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRESS MANAGEMENT Gerald C. Davison, Chair Daniel M. Landers Jerome E. Singer Site visit: Fort Benning, Columbus, Gal, March 1986. Daniel Druckman Sandra Ann Mobley APPENDIX C Richard F. Thompson Richard F. Thompson SUBCOMMITTEE ON COHESION Lyman W. Porter, Chair Jerome E. Singer Briefing: Owen Jacobs, Army Research Institute, October 1985. Briefing: Colonel William Darryl Henderson, Army Research Institute, March 1986. Briefing: Colonel Kearns, Unit Manning Division, U.S. Army, April 1986. SUBCOMMITTEE ON INFLUENCE Gerald C. Davison Daniel Druckman Jerome E. Singer, Chair Sandra Ann Mobley Lyman W. Porter Interview: Richard Bandler on neurolinguistic programming, July 1986. Presentation: Workshop on NLP techniques by Robert Klaus, July 1986. SUBCOMMITTEE ON PARAPSYCHOLOGY Lloyd G. Humphreys Ray Hyman, Chair Paul Horwitz, consultant Site visit: Princeton University laboratory of Robert Jahn, November 1985. Site visit: Backster Research Foundation, San Diego, Calif., February 1986. Site visit: Mind Science Foundation laboratory of Helmut Schmidt, San Antonio, Tex., June 1986.
APPENDIX C 25 Site visit: Stanford Research Institute, Stanford, Calif., June 1986. Briefing: U.S. Army Laboratory Command, Aldelphi, Md., November 1986. SPECIAL BRIEFINGS The committee met twice with the Army's Resource Advisory Group, which was appointed to monitor the progress of the study. On August 8, 1986, the Resource Advisory Group was briefed by the committee on its charge, planned activities, and schedule for completion. On November 10, 1986, the Resource Advisory Group was briefed on the committee's progress in each of the areas being investigated. Listed below are the members of the Resource Advisory Group, who also provided input to the committee's work: Lieutenant General Robert M. Elton, Chair, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel Dr. Louis M. Cameron, Director of Army Research and Technology Dr. Phillip C. Dickinson, Assistant Secretary of the Army Major General Maurice O. Edmunds, Commander, U.S. Army Soldier Support Center Mr. Walter W. Hollis, Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for Operations Lt. General Robert M. RisCassi, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans Major General Philip K. Russell, Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Lieutenant General Louis C. Wagner, Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition Lieutenant General Sidney T. Weinstein, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence In addition, the committee's study director provided information about the study to several groups. On January 12, 1987, Army intelligence staff were briefed about the committee's findings at a technology seminar hosted by the Army's assistant chief of staff for intelligence. In February 1987 the committee's chair and study director attended briefings by Lloyd R. Roberts, U.S. Army Foreign Science and Technology Center, and Dale E. Graff, Defense Intelligence Agency, on technologies in the Soviet Union. On April 10, 1987, the study director presented the committee's findings and conclusions to the governing board of the National Research Council.