Weightlessness And Performance. A Review Of The Literature

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Report Number: ASD TR 61-166
Author(s): Loftus, J. P., Hammer, Lois Reel
Corporate Author(s): Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-06
Pages: 34
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
DoD Project: 7184
DoD Task: 71585
Identifier: AD0267041

The implications of weightlessness as encountered in space flight are discussed, and the known research dealing with the psychological and physiological effects of zero gravity is critically reviewed. Topics are grouped under the headings of orientation, psychomotor performance, and physiological functions, with a special section on methods of research. The major problem area indicated is the effect of weightlessness on gravity oriented sensory mechanisms, particularly the vestibular apparatus, and consequently on both physiological functions and psychomotor performance. An extensive bibliography is included.

Provenance: AFRL/VACA

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