Characterization of Psychological Resilience and Readiness: Cross-Validation of Cognitive Behavioral Metrics During Acute Military Operational Stress
Technical Report,30 Sep 2018,29 Sep 2019
The University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh United States
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Military operational stress can come in many forms via physical exertion, cognitive overload, sleep restriction, energy insufficiency, and emotional or psychological stress. In 2013, a DoD Human Performance Optimization Metrics Conference was held and identified the lack of a consensus for operationally relevant and standardized metrics that meet military requirements as the single most important issue related to the translation of cognitive readiness to operational and military leader utility. For metrics to be of benefit to the military, their relationship to Service member health and performance must be established under acute and chronic military operational stress scenarios. Our objective is to validate a comprehensive series of neurocognitive, psychological, psychomotor, sensorimotor, physiological, and sleep metrics within military operational stress paradigms to assess military-relevant and tactical cognitive readiness and resiliency. Our study proposes to use an ecologically valid model of simulated military operational stress sleep restriction, caloric deficit, and physical work. This model will provide a biomedical framework to quantify temporal changes in metrics across the neurocognitive, psychological, psychomotor, sensorimotor, physiological, and sleep domains. Machine learning will be used to provide a dashboard and predictive algorithm for dependent variables centered on military-relevant and tactical cognitive readiness and resiliency.
- Stress Physiology