Accession Number:

ADP006099

Title:

EEG Indices of G-Induced Loss of Consciousness (G-LOC),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

To investigate the utility of the electroencephalogram EEG as an indicator of state of consciousness, we recorded human brain activity during exposure to rapid onset 6 Gsec centrifugation 7G. Eight healthy volunteers mean age 31 years or - 7.65 were given at least two sessions of sustained acceleration 7Gz on the USAFSAM human centrifuge. The sessions were conducted without G-suits and subjects were instructed to relax and not attempt anti-G straining maneuvers. Six subjects each experienced two episodes of experienced visual blackout once. One subject remained conscious but experienced visual greyout in both sessions. js

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE