Neuropsychological assessment in extreme environments

Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2007 Feb;22 Suppl 1:S89-99. doi: 10.1016/j.acn.2006.10.010. Epub 2006 Dec 4.


In this paper, we summarize studies that used ANAM tests to assess the effects of environmental stressors. The findings document performance changes resulting from conditions relevant to military operational medicine. These conditions included radiation exposure, toxins, high altitude, undersea conditions, Marine basic training, advanced military training, and fatigue. The results of these studies demonstrate that ANAM detects cognitive changes in extreme environments.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / statistics & numerical data*
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Military Medicine*
  • Neuropsychological Tests / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychology, Military*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Software / statistics & numerical data*
  • Stress, Physiological / complications*