The Chernobyl accident and cognitive functioning: a study of Norwegian adolescents exposed in utero.

  title={The Chernobyl accident and cognitive functioning: a study of Norwegian adolescents exposed in utero.},
  author={Kristin Sverdvik Heiervang and Sarnoff A. Mednick and Kjetil S. Sundet and Bj\orn Rishovd Rund},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  volume={35 6},
The results of investigations on the cognitive outcomes of adolescents exposed prenatally to radiation from Chernobyl are inconsistent. In 2005 through 2006, we assessed individuals exposed prenatally (N = 84) and controls (N = 94) using a broad neuropsychological test battery. Neuropsychological performance was significantly weaker in the 84 adolescents exposed prenatally compared to the 94 controls on measures of verbal working memory, verbal memory, and executive functioning when controlling… CONTINUE READING
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