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Vestibular mechanisms underlying certain problems in a rotating spacecraftVestibular side effects are discussed with the aid of a conceptual framework based on an analysis of vestibular input-output relations. These side effects tend to fall into two main categories: (1) Reflex phenomena, and (2) motion sickness, a delayed epiphenomenon. Although the symptomatology of motion sickness is similar wherever experienced, both the eliciting stimuli and the opportunity to adapt may differ in different motion environments. These differences not only are exemplified when motion sickness is compared in a weightless and in a rotating environment, but they also point to important differences in the problem of preventing (or treating) motion sickness in these two very different environments.
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Graybiel, A.
(Naval Aerospace Medical Research Lab. Pensacola, FL, United States)
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August 7, 2013
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January 1, 1973
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Publication: NASA, Washington Fifth Symp. on the Role of the Vestibular Organs in Space Exploration
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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