Accession Number:

AD0741939

Title:

Motivation, Cognition, and Sleep-Work Factors; Central- and Autonomic- Nervous-System Indices

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Possible problems for human performance in relation to three factors, motivation, cognition, and sleep, are discussed. Of particular concern in the discussion are possible alterations in cycles of sleeping and waking, and in physiological patterns of sleep and the potential effects of such changes on vigilance, memory, problem solving, and motivation. An attempt is also made to anticipate the effects of prolonged spaceflights on the central and autonomic nervous systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE