Accession Number : AD0662672

Title :   EXPOSURE OF MAN TO LOW INTENSITY MAGNETIC FIELDS IN A COIL SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Joint rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

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

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The magnetosphere is an intrinsic component of the Earth environment, and travel beyond this sphere will expose man to near absence of a magnetic field. The present study is a continuation of a previous investigation of the physiological and psychological effects of prolonged exposure of man to low intensity magnetic fields. In support of previous findings, a significant gradual decrease of the scotopic flicker fusion threshold was observed from which the subjects recovered after exposure. Problems of life in a magnetic field-free environment are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MAGNETIC FIELDS), SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, HUMANS, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE