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RECORD NUMBER: 249 OF 5073
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|Main Title||Application of Event-Related Slow Brain Potentials in Occupational Medicine.|
|Author||Otto, David A. ;|
|CORP Author||Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental surveys ; Industrial medicine ; CNS disorders ; Exposure ; Toxicity ; Inspection ; Hazardous materials ; Electroencephalography ; Drugs ; Pesticides ; Chemical compounds ; Solvents ; Electrophysiology ; Event related slow potentials ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Neurotoxicity ; Contingent negative variation ; Heavy metals|
Workers exposed to solvents, pesticides, heavy metals and other neurotoxic chemicals frequently exhibit symptoms of mental confusion, impaired attention, and memory loss. These symptoms suggest the impairment of several aspects of cognitive function that can be assessed readily by noninvasive electrophysiological tests. Event-related slow potentials (ERSPs) of the brain constitute a family of scalp-recorded electrophysiological measures of cognitive and/or motor function. Applications of CNV, P300 and other ERSPs, as well as criteria for the selection and evaluation of neurotoxicity tests, in occupational health assessment are discussed.