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The use of Sternberg's memory-scanning paradigm in assessing effects of chemical exposure.

Authors
Smith-PJ; Langolf-GD
Source
Hum Factors 1981 Dec; 23(6):701-708
NIOSHTIC No.
00122477
Abstract
A quantitative test using a binary classification task (CT) to evaluate the dose response relationship between mercury (Hg) exposure and short term memory functioning was studied. Workers in mercury cell chloralkali facilities were tested twice (with a 3 month interval) using the BCT, and performance was compared with urinary Hg concentrations. The cross sectional regression analysis indicated memory scanning was slowed by increasing by exposure. The authors conclude that this study illustrates the value of using precise measures of performance in evaluating the effects of neurotoxins.
Keywords
HUFAAD; NIOSH-Author; Mental-processes; Heavy-metals; Psychological-testing; Analytical-methods; Neurotoxicity; Toxicology; Occupational-medicine
CODEN
HUFAA6
Publication Date
19811201
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00707
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0018-7208
Source Name
Human Factors
State
OH; MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
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