Strategies to Sustain and Enhance Performance in Stressful Environments
Annual technical rept. 15 Dec 1989-14 Dec 1990
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF BRAIN AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
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This grant involves three studies. The first study is designed to determine the efficacy of the catecholamine precursor L-Tyrosine in reducing pilot performance deficits caused by a night of sleep deprivation. Preparations for this study and underway and testing should begin in mid-1991. The remaining studies are designed to examine the dose-response relationships between human plasma melatonin levels and various performance and behavioral indices. Towards this end, we will manipulate nocturnal melatonin levels by exposing people to varying intensities of light Study II, daytime levels by administering exogenous melatonin Study III. Testing for study II should be complete and testing for Study II begun by April 1991.
- Stress Physiology