Accession Number:

ADA126870

Title:

Retrograde Amnesia in Rats, Produced by Electron Beam Exposure.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1983-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

It has been demonstrated that electron beam exposure produces retrograde amnesia RA. RA production was evaluated using a single trial avoidance task across a 10,000 dose range for 10 microseconds, 1 microsecond, and 0.1 microseconds pulsed exposures. The dose-response curve obtained at each pulse duration showed significant RA production. The most effective dose range was 0.1-10 rads at a dose rate of 1 million radsec. Our conclusion was that the RA effect might be due to sensory system activation which provided a novel stimulus that masked previous stimuli produced RA.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE