Accession Number : AD0703312

Title :   SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ACUTE MOTION SICKNESS IN BLIND PERSONS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : 18 FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A group of twelve persons selected only on the basis of their visual defects were exposed to stressful Coriolis accelerations under standardized conditions. All demonstrated differences in susceptibility to acute motion sickness that bore no relation to their rank order of visual deprivation. Insofar as comparison with a group of normal subjects was made possible, no significant differences in susceptibility were demonstrable. It was concluded that vision is not an essential but rather a secondary etiologic factor in the genesis of motion sickness. This is not incompatible with the fact that symptoms characteristic of motion sickness may be visually induced in the absence of 'motion.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLINDNESS, *MOTION SICKNESS), SENSITIVITY, VISION, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), CORIOLIS EFFECT, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), TABLES(DATA), TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE