Neuroscience in Space

  • Gilles Clément
  • Millard F. Reschke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 1-32
  3. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 33-69
  4. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 71-100
  5. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 101-132
  6. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 133-161
  7. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 163-188
  8. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 189-232
  9. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 233-259
  10. Gilles Clément, Millard F. Reschke
    Pages 261-281
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 283-322

About this book

Introduction

This book offers an overview of neuroscience research performed in space since the observations made during the first manned space flights to the detailed scientific investigations currently being carried out onboard the International Space Station. This book is for the general scientific reader. Each project and the reason why it was done is described with illustrations, rationale and hypothesis, and a summary of results. Also, reference lists guide readers to the published papers from experiments. This book is a legacy of what we have learned on brain mechanisms and functions through research done in space, and a guide for what could be investigated in the future.

Dr. Millard (Mill) Reschke (left) and Dr. Gilles Clément (right), have conducted research primarily in the areas of spatial orientation, sensorimotor function, postural ataxia, space motion sickness, and visual-vestibular performance. Dr. Clément is Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Toulouse, France. Dr. Reschke is NASA's Senior Neuroscientist and sensorimotor science lead at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Both together and individually they have participated as investigators for experiments on nearly 100 different space flights ranging from the Apollo missions, Skylab, Shuttle, Salyut, Mir, and the International Space Station. They are currently involved with developing sensorimotor countermeasures for long-duration space flight, experiments on board the ISS and assisting with preparations for the future lunar and Mars flights.

Keywords

Nervous System activities for neuroscience brain and space brain in space central nervous system health effects in space microgravity effects neuroscience sensory-motor functions spaceflight physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Gilles Clément
    • 1
  • Millard F. Reschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté de Médecine de RangueilCentre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition UMR 5549 CNRS-Université Paul SabatierToulouse Cedex 9France
  2. 2.Neuroscience LaboratoriesNASA Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-78950-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-78949-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-78950-7
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