THE INFLUENCE OF BIOFEEDBACK AND AUTOGENIC TRAINING ON MOTION SICKNESS TOLERANCE

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Authors
  1. Jozsvai, E.E.
  2. Pigeau, R.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The objectives of the experiment were: (a) to evaluate whether or not increased control over autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses is gained through the specific effect of biofeedback, (b) to assess the effects of learned control of ANS rsponses upon motion tolerance, and (c) to ascertain the relationship between ANS self-control and coping with motion stress. Learned control of ST and HR was not related to subject's ability to withstand Coriolis stimulation following treatment. A lack of significant correlation between these variables suggested that subjects were not able to apply their skills of ANS self-regulation in the motion environment, and/or such skills and little value in enhancing their ability to withstand rotations. However, subjects with high baseline motion tolerance tended to improve more after autogenic-feedback training than subjects with low baseline rotation tolerance. The findings of the experiment indicate that ANS self-regulation is not an effective technique to enhance the ability to cope with motion sickness.
Keywords
Autogenic training
Report Number
DCIEM-94-59 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 1994
Number of Pages
34
DSTKIM No
95-02683
CANDIS No
152006
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Hardcopy

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