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monitoring and correcting autonomic function aboard mir: nasa technology used in space and on earth to facilitate adaptationThe broad objective of the research was to study individual characteristics of human adaptation to long duration spaceflight and possibilities of their correction using autonomic conditioning. The changes in autonomic state during adaptation to microgravity can have profound effects on the operational efficiency of crewmembers and may result in debilitating biomedical symptoms. Ground-based and inflight experiment results showed that certain responses of autonomic nervous system were correlated with, or consistently preceded, reports of performance decrements or the symptoms. Autogenic-Feedback-Training Exercise (AFTE) is a physiological conditioning method that has been used to train people to voluntary control several of their own physiological responses. The specific objectives were: 1) To study human autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses to sustained exposure to microgravity; 2) To study human behavior/performance changes related to physiology; 3) To evaluate the effectiveness of preflight autonomic conditioning (AFTE) for facilitating adaptation to space and readaptation to Earth; and 4) To archive these data for the NASA Life Sciences Data Archive and thereby make this information available to the international scientific community.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Cowings, P.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Toscano, W.
(California Univ. Los Angeles, CA United States)
Taylor, B.
(Akron Univ. Akron, OH United States)
DeRoshia, C.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Kornilova, L.
(Institute of Biomedical Problems Moscow, USSR)
Koslovskaya, I.
(Institute of Biomedical Problems Moscow, USSR)
Miller, N.
(Yale Univ. New Haven, CT United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the First Biennial Space Biomedical Investigators' Workshop
Subject Category
Behavioral Sciences
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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