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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 1999 Mar-Apr;49(2):220-6.

[The EEG indices of the functional status of the operator in prolonged monotonous work at a computer].

[Article in Russian]

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Yerevan State University, Armenia.


The EEG data obtained in 4-hour experiments with simulation of monotonous performance at a computer display were analyzed. A certain difference in the dynamics of the functional state was revealed between the groups of subjects which differed in their background level of cortical activation. Practically the same performance efficiency in these groups was supported by different mechanisms: via self-regulation mechanisms in the subjects with a high initial level of cortical activity and by involvement of "self-correction" realized through activation of nonspecific subcortical brain structures. The development of the excessive stress in the second group of subjects expressed in an increase of theta rhythm power density indicated the higher "physiological cost" of monotonous operator's work for persons with low level of background cortical activation.

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