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680786

02/01/1968

Event
12th Stapp Car Crash Conference (1968)
Authors Abstract
Content
The types and mechanisms of head injury are reviewed, and then the findings of a UCLA study on the electrophysiology of primate concussion is presented.
It was found that g loadings, as measured by a triaxial accelerometer attached to the skull of an impacted monkey, correlated well with severity of concussion. Deep and superficial cerebral electrodes were implanted to monitor electroencephalographic and impedance changes after concussion.
Resistance dropped and capacitance rose in the impedance electrodes in direct proportion to the severity of concussion. Deep electroencephalographic recordings showed a high amplitude low frequency charfge in the reticular formation areas after impact. Superficial electroencephalographic recordings did not correlate with clinical states.
Applications of these data are presented as they relate to the prevention and treatment of head injury.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/680786
Pages
11
Citation
Douglass, J., Nahum, A., and Roberts, S., "Applications of Experimental Head Injury Research *," SAE Technical Paper 680786, 1968, https://doi.org/10.4271/680786.
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Published
Feb 1, 1968
Product Code
680786
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English