Accession Number : ADA188276

Title :   Atropine, Stress, and Human Performance.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 84-29 Sep 85,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER OKLAHOMA CITY

Personal Author(s) : Williams, Harold L

PDF Url : ADA188276

Report Date : 31 Oct 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The major aims of this research program are to investigate dose effects of atropine combined with such stress-related variables as sleep deprivation and/or moderate pre-dose exercise on cognitive performance and psychophysiology of healthy young men. Employing/integrated between-and within-subjects repeated measures design, the major aim of the second year of work was to investigate the independent and combined effects of a single intramuscular, 2mg dose of atropine and one night of sleep deprivation on a battery of selected physiological variables, self-ratings, and cognitive tasks designed to be sensitive to each of the two treatments. The cognitive tasks have face validity for certain information processing jobs likely to be encountered in contemporary military work.

Descriptors :   *ATROPINE, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), COGNITION, DOSAGE, INFORMATION PROCESSING, JOBS, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, SLEEP DEPRIVATION, VARIABLES, INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Pharmacology
      Stress Physiology
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE