Accession Number : ADA185128

Title :   Biochemical Enhancement of Performance. Conference Proceedings of the Aerospace Medical Panel Symposium Held in Lisbon, Portugal on 30 September to 2 October 1986.

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The main concern of this symposium is that the operator of today's weapon systems is deluged with information from a variety of sources and his ability to receive, process and act on that information, which has finite limits, is being overtaxed. This limited ability of the operator in turn limits the effectiveness of the weapon system he is operating. Full effectiveness of the weapon system therefore may never be achieved. This symposium considered the possibility that man's performance can be enhanced by a variety of techniques, including nutritional supplements, biochemicals and natural biological products. The papers presented represent the latest scientific thinking in this area. The purpose of this symposium was to provide the member nations with the latest scientific information concerning new and innovative possibilities for enhancing the operator's performance in modern weapon systems. The papers presented considered unique, and perhaps, unorthodox, means to provide the enhancement. The participation of scientists from several disciplines provided a multifaceted aspect to the sessions which included clinical, psychological, physiological and biochemical techniques. Nutritional and pharmacological studies predominated.

Descriptors :   *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SKILLS, ADAPTIVE TRAINING, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), WEAPON SYSTEMS, MOTOR REACTIONS, NUTRITION, PSYCHOLOGY, MILITARY TRAINING, SYMPOSIA, PERSONNEL SELECTION, BIOCHEMISTRY, DRUGS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE