Accession Number:

AD0257274

Title:

ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN RELATION TO EPISODES OF ALTERED CONSCIOUSNESS IN AVIATORS

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NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1961-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Electroencephalograms taken on pilots with a history of accidents or of u con cious episodes in flight were compared with those on a Co trol Group of 1375 aviation candidates. Certain EEG features were found to be much more commonly recurrent in the incident-accident groups th n in the Control Group. Implications of thes findings are discussed with respect to possible use of EEG as a selective device for aviators and with re pect to the relationship bet een app rent cerebral instability and other physiologically unfavorable factors whose coincidence may trigger an unconscious episode. Recommendations for further investigation and baseline EEG recordings are made. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE