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The somatogravic illusion during centrifugation: sex differences

  • Maintaining orientation in an environment with non-Earth gravity (1 g) is critical for an astronaut's operational performance. Such environments present a number of complexities for balance and motion. For example, when an astronaut tilts due to ascending or descending an inclined plane on the moon, the gravity vector will be tilted correctly, but the magnitude will be different from on earth. If this results in a mis-perceived tilt, then that may lead to postural and perceptual errors, such as mis-perceiving the orientation of oneself or the ground plane and corresponding errors in task judgment.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Rainer Herpers, Laurence Harris, Meaghan McManus, Thomas Hofhammer, Alexandra Noppe, Timo Frett, Michael Jenkin, David Scherfgen
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Physiology
Article Number:25
Publisher:Frontiers Media
Place of publication:Lausanne
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2019/01/16
Funding Information:The project "Perception of upright and vertical under differing gravity states created by a centrifuge" was funded by ESA grant no.ESA-CORA-GBF-2013-00.
39th ISGP Meeting & ESA Life Sciences Meeting, 18.-22. Jun 2018, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Keyword:Centrifugation; Somatogravic Illusion; gravito-inertial force; perception of upright; vestibular system
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Institute of Visual Computing (IVC)
Projects:Untersuchung der Selbstorientierung bei veränderten Gravitationsbedingungen (DE/BMWi/50WB1627)
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 152 Sinneswahrnehmung, Bewegung, Emotionen
Entry in this database:2019/02/22
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International