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February 14th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 14, 2012 @ 5:28 am

Making mistakes in disasters

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120211095351.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Human Cognitive Performance Suffers Following Natural Disasters

ScienceDaily (Feb. 11, 2012) — “Not surprisingly, victims of a natural disaster can experience stress and anxiety, but a new study indicates that it might also cause them to make more errors — some serious- in their daily lives…….

Future research is needed to explore this phenomenon further, but the researchers’ findings may point to potentially serious complications arising from postdisaster performance in daily life and work tasks. These findings also suggest that police, emergency responders, and others working in the aftermath of the disaster may also experience cognitive disruption, which can interfere with their ability to perform rescue-related tasks.”



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