Accession Number : AD0689161

Title :   PHYSIOLOGIC MECHANISMS PRODUCING DISORIENTATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 67-Feb 68,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC SAN ANTONIO TEX

Personal Author(s) : Fletcher,John

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Disorientation is a complex phenomenon involving changed perception of posture, direction, distance, spatial arrangements, or time. A short review is given of current knowledge about the occurrence of spatial disorientation in man and its relationship to performance. Consideration is given to certain unexplained changes in sensation produced during motion, including travel in space vehicles, aircraft, ground vehicles, and movements which occur in the course of everday life. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERCEPTION, SPACE FLIGHT), BLOOD CIRCULATION, BLOOD PRESSURE, SPACE PERCEPTION, PERCEPTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), TUMBLING, SPACE BIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE