Submaximal Exercise and Cognitive Function Testing at Altitude to Determine the Impact of Different Levels of Hypobaric Hypoxia
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As an individual ascends to altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen in inspired air decreases and leads to a condition known as hypoxic hypoxia. This oxygen deficiency in the body can put aircraft crews at risk due to potential decrements in performance. Although extensive investigation has been done on the effects of hypoxia in humans, performance parameters at common general aviation GA altitudes have not been specifically investigated. The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of altitude exposure and physical exertion on a human cognitive performance task.
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