RAPID MEASURES OF BRAIN ACTIVITY TO ASSESS WAKEFUL ATTENTIVENESS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6255
Amount: $50,024.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Physical Dynamics Inc
Po Box 1883, La Jolla, CA, 92038
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR BRUCE WEST
 (619) 457-3201
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WE PROPOSE THE APPLICATION OF A NEWLY DEVELOPED DATA PROCESSING TECHNIQUE TO EEG TIME SERIES. THIS TECHNIQUE WILL ALLOW US TO DEVELOP QUANTITATIVE MEASURES OF BRAIN ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH WAKEFUL ATTENTIVENESS. THESE MEASURES ARE THE FRACTAL DIMENSION AND THE INFORMATION ENTROPY BOTH OF WHICH HAVE BEEN CLOSELY CORRELATED WITH CERTAIN EXTREME BEHAVIORS, I.E., EPILEPTIC SEIZURES. HEREIN WE PROPOSE TO EXTEND THESE PRELIMINARY STUDIES IN SUCH A WAY AS TO ACCESS THE STATE OF A NORMAL SUBJECT IN SITUATIONS WITH HIGH DATA FLOW AND REQUIRING RAPID DECISIONS. THE VIABILITY OF THESE MEASURES WILL BE DETERMINED IN PHASE I.

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