Accession Number : AD0722129

Title :   Nystagmus and Eye Deviation in the Environments of Flight and Space Travel,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT TORONTO DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Correia,M. J.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : On man's journey from the seas of the earth to the 'Sea of Tranquility', he has exposed himself to increasingly complex acceleration environments, each placing novel demands on the oculovestibular system. Regardless of the complexity of these environments, however, each can ultimately be resolved into the two basic types of acceleration, angular and linear. These two types of acceleration, acting singly and in combination, provide a convenient outline for a consideration of nystagmus and eye deviations which might be encountered in flight and space travel. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE FLIGHT, *VISION), (*NYSTAGMUS, SPACE FLIGHT), EYE, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), PHYSIOLOGY, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE