The assessment of neurobehavioral toxicity: SGOMSEC joint report

Nancy Fiedler, Robert G. Feldman, Joseph Jacobson, Alice Rahill, Anthony Wetherell

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Exposure to neurobehavioral toxicants is a problem of international scope. Although many different procedures are available for the assessment of human behavioral function, performance tests are displacing traditional diagnostic tests for ascertaining the consequences of exposure to neurotoxic chemicals. Performance testing includes variables such as attention and concentration, sensory function, motor control, spatial relations, visuomotor coordination, memory, and affect. Special tests have also been devised for evaluating child development. One of the salient needs in these efforts is the construction of databases allowing access to normative data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-191
Number of pages13
JournalEnvironmental health perspectives
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Apr 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


  • Child development
  • Computerized tests
  • Intelligence
  • Neurobehavioral assessment
  • Neurological examinations
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Performance testing
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Test batteries


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