Task Detection & Prevention of Neurobehavioral Vulnerability to Space Radiation (Completed)
Last Published:  07/29/22 01:33:24 PM (Central)
Short Title: Neurostructural Changes Radiation
Responsible HRP Element: Behavioral Health and Performance
Collaborating Org(s):
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):

1. To assess the effects of space radiation across a range of cognitive/behavioral functions in rodents. Performance measures include assessments of general motor function and speed, fine motor control, inhibitory control (impulsivity), timing, short-term memory, spatial working memory, learning and selective attention, motivation, and basic sensory function.

2. To assess the long-term effects of radiation across a range of cognitive/behavioral functions via extended post-exposure testing for potential performance deficits.

3. To assess both the acute and long-term effects of radiation on the neurochemical mechanisms underlying changes in cognitive/behavioral functions by examining the integrity of the neurotransmitter systems known to mediate those neurobehavioral functions found impaired.


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