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Title:
NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL AND BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF INCIDENTAL IRRADIATION OF "NORMAL" HUMANS: FINAL REPORT FOR 01 MAY 1968 - AUGUST 1969
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1969 Aug 01
Declassification Status:
Unknown
Document Pages:
0128
Accession Number:
NV0754587
Document Number(s):
DASA 2378
Originating Research Org.:
DEFENSE NUCLEAR AGENCY, U.S.
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Jun 24
Description/Abstract:
THE EFFECTS OF DAILY COBALT-60 IRRADIATION ON SENSORY DETECTION OF RADIATION, VISUAL PERCEPTION, AND SIMPLE MOTOR PERFORMANC WERE INVESTIGATED IN "NORMAL" HUMAN SUBJECTS (SS) DURING ACTUAL AND SHAM IRRADIATION OF THE APPARENTALY NORMAL BRAIN INCIDENTAL TO RADIOTHERAPY. THESE FINDINGS (EXPS. I AND II) SUPPORT THE CONCLUSIONS THAT: A) SENSORY DETECTION OF RADIATION BY HUMAN SS IS NOT RELIABLE WHEN THE PHOSPHENE EFFECT IS ELIMINATED; B) VISUAL PERCEPTION IS DIFFERENTLY AFFECTED BY RADIATION AS A FUNCTION OF THE DARKLIGHT ADAPTATION STATE OF THE RETINA; AND C) SIMPLE MOTOR PERFORMANCE APPEARS TO BE IMPAIRED WHEN CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE BRAIN RECIEVE ABOUT 50 RAD.


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