Accession Number : ADP006111

Title :   The Auditory Evoked Response in Military Pilots,

Corporate Author : LISBON UNIV (PORTUGAL)

Personal Author(s) : Nuno, A. ; Branco, A. C. ; Marvao, Jose H. ; Salome, M. ; Entrudo, Antonio J.

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This study relates to the effect of G forces, through an aerobatic flight profile without G suit protection, upon twenty military pilots with varying flight experience. The auditory evoked response during rest showed significant differences in Wave V and also in the I-V interval. Immediately following the flight, differences were observed in Wave III. These results suggest the importance which this electrophysiological method may have on measuring accumulated fatigue. Immediate fatigue implies complex mathematical problems presently under study. Simultaneously, hemorheologic, hormonal and biochemical studies have been conducted for a better understanding of the physiological effects of fatigue. Though it is recognised that the test population is relatively small (20 pilots), an expanded study is underway in order to compile more conclusive data. (js)

Descriptors :   *FATIGUE, *PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, ACCUMULATION, BIOCHEMISTRY, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, EXPANSION, FLIGHT, HORMONES, MATHEMATICS, MEASUREMENT, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PILOTS, POPULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE