Accession Number : AD0640163

Title :   THE ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM OF THE SQUIRREL MONKEY (SAIMIRI SCIUREUS) IN A VERY HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Beischer,Dietrich E. ; Knepton Jr,James C.

Report Date : 09 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : In preparation for an appraisal of the possible effect of strong magnetic field on cerebral function electroencephalograms of squirrel monkeys subjected to strong homogeneous and gradient fields (up to 91,250 oersted) were measured. Higher than normal amplitudes and frequencies were found in the recordings from exposed animals. The unusual EEG records are discussed and an attempt is made to explain the observation. The study is part of a plan to investigate interaction of magnetic fields with the nervous system in general. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, MAGNETIC FIELDS), (*MONKEYS, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY), BRAIN, NERVOUS SYSTEM, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE