Accession Number:

ADP013850

Title:

Desorientation Spatiale Par Derives Perceptives Generees Par Certains Systemes Militaires

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTRE DE RECHERCHES DU SERVICE DE SANTE DES ARMEES LA TRONCHE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The development of new technologies in the weapon systems generate sensory flows that can induce sensory interactions, conflicts and dysfunction. The consequences can be pathological disorders, spatial disorientation or space confusion. Must of these problems has been studied in the field of aviation and concerned large gravito-inertial forces. However, perceptual drifts have been observed for lower gravito- inertial forces generated by antiaircraft guns. Studies of a visual tracking task have shown that low accelerations, under phenomenological thresholds of the vestibular system, unconsciously affect the spatial perception of a target. Basic studies suggest new explanations of the psychophysiological mechanisms of the vestibular system. Moreover, these data can help understand potential problems of spatial disorientation produced by low sensory stimulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE