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The Resource Neuroscience in space, Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke, (electronic book)

Neuroscience in space, Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke, (electronic book)

Label
Neuroscience in space
Title
Neuroscience in space
Statement of responsibility
Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To be aware of the environment, one must sense or perceive that environment. The body senses the environment by the interaction of specialized sensory organs with some aspect or another of the environment. The central nervous system utilizes these sensations in order to coordinate and organize muscular movements, shift from uncomfortable positions, and adjust properly. One relevant question is what is the relative contribution of gravity to these sensory and motor functions? This book reviews the effects of space flight on the functioning of the sensory organs primarily used for balance and spatial orientation. Disorientation and malaise so frequently encountered during early exposure to microgravity and on return to Earth are described. Theories and actual data regarding the role of the central nervous system in the adaptation of sensory-motor functions (including the control of posture, eye movements, and self-orientation) to changing environmental gravity levels are explored. This book contains many illustrations, including photographs of equipment and experiments flown onboard space missions
Cataloging source
GW5XE
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1956-
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Clément, Gilles
Dewey number
616.980214 22 22 22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC1151.C45
LC item number
C54 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Reschke, Millard F
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  • International Space Station
  • Central nervous system
  • Space flight
  • Weightlessness
  • Neurosciences
  • International Space Station
  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Central Nervous System
  • Neuroscience
  • Weightlessness
Label
Neuroscience in space, Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-315) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Space neuroscience : what is it? -- History of space neuroscience -- Operational aspects -- Sensory functions in space -- Posture, movement and locomotion -- Compensatory eye movements -- Spatial orientation -- Countermeasures -- A vision for space neuroscience
Control code
SPR649423529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 322 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387789507
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Neuroscience in space, Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-315) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Space neuroscience : what is it? -- History of space neuroscience -- Operational aspects -- Sensory functions in space -- Posture, movement and locomotion -- Compensatory eye movements -- Spatial orientation -- Countermeasures -- A vision for space neuroscience
Control code
SPR649423529
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 322 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387789507
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote

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