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Int J Neurosci. 2008 Jul;118(7):905-16. doi: 10.1080/00207450701750455.

A study on the effects of 40% oxygen on addition task performance in three levels of difficulty and physiological signals.

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Department of Biomedical Engineering, Research Institute of Biomedical Engineering, College of Biomedical & Health Science Konkuk University, Chungju, South Korea. scchung@kku.ac.kr

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of 40% oxygen administration on addition task performance in three levels of difficulty and physiological signals, such as blood oxygen saturation and heart rate. The accuracy rates of the addition tasks were enhanced with 40% oxygen administration compared to 21% oxygen. As the difficulty level increased, the difference in the accuracy rate between 40% and 21% oxygen administration increased. When 40% concentration oxygen was supplied, blood oxygen saturation was increased and heart rate was decreased compared to that with 21% oxygen administration. A positive correlation was found between task performance and oxygen saturation level during the Task3 phase. This result suggests that 40% oxygen administration would lead to increases in addition task performance.

PMID:
18569150
DOI:
10.1080/00207450701750455
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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