Impact Injury and Evoked Potentials: I-Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in Humans.
Progress rept. Oct 84-Jan 86,
NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA
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Two somatosensory evoked potential SEP experiments were conducted with human subjects. The first experiment developed a subject selection technique based on inter-trial latency variability which facilitates optimal use of staff and volunteer man-hours, and provided evidence that increased heart rate does not confound SEP experiments. The second experiment, involving impact accelerator runs, provided evidence that G sub x impacts up to 10 Gs do not compromise that thalmaocortical tract in humans, suggesting the integrity of somatosensory pathways through the cervical spine is maintained. Further refinement of this technique will be required to confirm this result.
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