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Document ID (ISN)60725
CIS number 93-1743
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tafforin C., Lambin M.
Title Preliminary analysis of sensory disturbances and behavioural modifications of astronauts in space
Bibliographic information Feb. 1993, Vol.64, No.2, p.146-152. 22 ref.
Abstract Behavioural modifications of astronauts over time spent in microgravity conditions were investigated according to an ethological approach based on video recordings during the Spacelab-1 mission. The method consisted of a description and quantification of motor activity of a subject (movement and orientation) while performing working tasks. The data were correlated with the findings of physiological experiments performed during the same spaceflight. Results revealed an increase in frequencies of certain motor outputs which favoured several specific sensory inputs. Behavioural interpretations are discussed in the light of sensorimotor interactions and cognitive events.
Descriptors (primary) weightlessness; space travel; human behaviour
Descriptors (secondary) cognitive performance; sensorimotor activities; behaviour study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Psychological factors
Space travel