Cognitive performance over 7 days in a distressed submarine.

  title={Cognitive performance over 7 days in a distressed submarine.},
  author={Georgina Slaven and C. M. Windle},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  volume={70 6},
BACKGROUND This article contains the results from a psychological assessment of submariners undergoing a survival trial simulating conditions in a disabled submarine. The aim was to determine whether the environmental conditions and rations in a submarine escape compartment had any detrimental effects on cognitive performance. METHODS The study was conducted in an environmental chamber in which the temperature fell from 22 degrees C to 4.4 degrees C over 2 d and then remained at 4.4 C for 5 d… CONTINUE READING