Effects of Ionizing Radiation Upon Human Psychomotor Skills
SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TX
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With the possible exception of the quadratic component of the 10-day performance sequence, there is no evidence that exposure to ionizing radiation has affected the psychomotor skills in question. Whether this exception is a true radiation effect is debatable. It could just as well have been a disease effect, for it must be presumed that the prescribed exposure intensity bore some relationship to the severity of the disease. This confoundment, of course, was unavoidable. What may be present in this analysis of the curvature aspect of performance sequence is some combination of radiation effect and the general debilitating effect of the disease. In any event, the absolute magnitude of change from group to group seems too slight to be of any practical significance.