THE EFFECTS OF VISUAL DEPRIVATION ON ADAPTATION TO A ROTATING ENVIRONMENT.
NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA
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Three experiments were performed in the Slow Rotation Room to evaluate the influence of visual deprivation on several indices of adaptation to rotation. Data were obtained on tests of postural equilibrium, the Coriolis illusion, and canal sickness symptomatology. Reduction in the magnitude of the Coriolis illusion was observed whether vision was permitted or denied, but there was more variability in the latter condition. Equivalent or better postural performance was observed without vision, and fewer symptoms of canal sickness were observed in this mode. Author