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Spatial Orientation in Flight
Final rept. Jan 1982-Jan 1985
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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Mans orientational mechanisms, and how those mechanisms fail in flight, are discussed in detail in this comprehensive review. Specific topics include Mechanics and associated physiologic nomenclature visual orientation vestibular function and information processing other senses of motion and position spatial disorientation, including causes, types, examples, statistics, and methods of preventing spatial disorientation mishaps and the significance, etiology, and therapy of motion sickness. Forty-three figures are included, many illustrating vestibular anatomy and physiology, and others depicting the more common visual and vestibular illusions in flight. Sixty-five classic references and a recommended reading list are also provided. Keywords Spatial orientation Spatial Disorientation Motion sickness Visual function Vestibular function Pilot vertigo.
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