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The visuospatial ability referred to as mental rotation has been shown to produce one of the largest and most consistent sex differences, in favor of males, in the cognitive literature. The current study utilizes both a paper-and-pencil version of the mental rotations test (MRT) and a virtual environment for investigating rotational ability among 44 adult(More)
The Virtual Environments Laboratory at the University of Southern California (USC) has initiated a research program aimed at developing virtual reality (VR) technology applications for the study, assessment, and rehabilitation of cognitive processes. This technology is seen to offer many advantages for these aims. The status of two ongoing VR projects will(More)
Gender differences in cognitive and behavioral performance have been reported throughout the psychological literature. Consequently, gender differences should be considered and controlled for when cognitive research is conducted in virtual environments (VEs). These variables may include gender-related differences in cognitive performance, susceptibility for(More)
Virtual Reality technology offers the potential to create sophisticated new tools which could be applied in the areas of neuropsychological assessment and cognitive rehabilitation. If empirical studies demonstrate effectiveness, virtual environments (VE's) could be of considerable benefit to persons with cognitive and functional impairments due to acquired(More)
Previous work has suggested that DHEA supplementation may have adverse cognitive effects in elderly women. This article analyzed 24-h measurements of DHEA, DHEAS, and cortisol to determine if cognitive decrease with treatment is mediated by DHEA's impact on endogenous cortisol. It was found that DHEA administration increased cortisol at several hours during(More)
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is the most common form of altitude illness affecting athletes and adventurists who work or play at elevations greater than 10,000 ft above mean sea level. Considerable research has been conducted to mitigate risk for those who work or play in environmental extremes. This article describes the experiences of a group of U.S.(More)
INTRODUCTION The intellectual abilities of U.S. Army aviators have received a paucity of research attention over the years. The resultant lack of idiographic and aggregate data on this population has a direct impact on the neuropsychologist's ability to make clinical recommendations regarding a return to cognitive baseline following a neurological insult.(More)
INTRODUCTION This case report reviews the aeromedical factors associated with considering a return to flight status of an aviator treated with sertraline 25 mg PO QD 5-7 d x mo(-1) for premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Particular emphasis is given to her performance on serial neuropsychological assessments while both on and off of the medication. (More)
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