SPATIAL ORIENTATION IN WEIGHTLESSNESS AND READAPTATION TO EARTH'S GRAVITY

Authors
  1. Watt, D.G.D.
  2. Money, K.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Unusual vestibular responses to head movements in weightlessness may produce spatial orientation illusions and symptoms of space motion sickness. An integrated set of experiments was perfomed during Spacelab 1, as well as before and after the flight, to evaluate responses mediated by the otolith organs and semicircular canals. A variety of measurements were used, including eye movements, postural control, perception of orientation, and susceptibility to space sickness.
Report Number
84-P-40 — Research Paper
Date of publication
15 Jul 1984
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
J of Life Sciences, vol 225, 1984, p 205-208
DSTKIM No
85-00021
CANDIS No
44862
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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