Accession Number:

ADP011076

Title:

The Effects of Normobaric Hypoxia in P300 Performance and in the Performance of Working Memory Tasks (CPT, N-back) in Pilot Cadets with Normal and Slow Waves Screening EEGs

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HELLENIC AIR FORCE OF AVIATION MEDICINE ATHENS (GREECE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Electroencephalograms EEGs are currently used in many countries to screen Air Force pilots candidates. The usefulness of EEG to predict the likelihood of abnormal activity during the training of cadets remains controversial. We investigated whether effects of normobaric hypoxia on P300 ERP and memory scanning performance are related to the existence of slow waves in the EEG records of cadet pilots. If so the EEG could serve as a tool for cognitive assessment in candidate pilot screening. Some 30 screening EEG records were re-evaluated for the presence of slow wave activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE