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Document ID (ISN)69491
CIS number 97-1383
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tafforin C., Campan R., Imbert C.
Title Visual localization within single geometric planes of a space habitat
Bibliographic information Mar. 1997, Vol.68, No.3, p.192-198. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the way in which human subjects capture and restore visual information configuring a 3-dimensional (3D) environment in order to construct an adequate mental representation of space. Nine subjects were asked to localize a light point appearing for 3s in different spatial positions and for different tilt angles in a line drawing representing the 3D configuration of a space module. Results showed that the variations of the average point-localizing errors depended on both the tilt angles and the point positions. It is concluded that visual localization in single geometric planes is orientation-dependent.
Descriptors (primary) sensory aptitude; space travel; visual performance
Descriptors (secondary) report
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Space travel