mercredi 26 novembre 2014

Cognitive test battery developed to assess impact of long duration spaceflights on astronauts' brain function

A cognitive test battery, known as Cognition, has been developed for the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) to measure the impact of typical spaceflight stressors (like microgravity, radiation, confinement and isolation, exposure to elevated levels of CO2, and sleep loss) on cognitive performance. This computer-based test has already been tested by astronauts on Earth. It will be performed for the first time in a pilot study on the International Space Station (ISS) on November 28.

Cognitive test battery developed to assess impact of long duration spaceflights on astronauts' brain function

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