Jul 29, 2009

Performance and autonomic responses during motion sickness

Human Factors
Joakim DahlmanTorbjörn Falkmer

Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate how motion sickness, triggered by an optokinetic drum, affects short-term memory performance and to explore autonomic responses to perceived motion sickness. Previous research has found that motion sickness decreases performance, but it is not known how short-term memory in particular is affected. Thirty-eight healthy participants performed a listening span test while seated in a rotating optokinetic drum. Measurements of motion sickness, performance, heart rate, skin conductance, blood volume pulse, and pupil size were performed simultaneously throughout the experiment. A total of 16 participants terminated the trial because of severe nausea, and the other 22 endured the full 25 min. Perceived motion sickness increased over time in both groups but less among those who endured the trial. Short-term memory performance decreased toward the end for those who terminated but increased in the other group. Results from the measured autonomic responses were ambiguous. We conclude that performance, measured as short-term memory, declines as perceived motion sickness progresses. This research has potential implications for command and control personnel at risk of developing motion sickness.

  • References8
  • Citations11

Citations

Mentioned in this Paper

Entire Pupil
Nausea
Pupil
Whole Blood Volume Determination, Including Separate Measurement of Plasma Volume and Red Cell Volume (Radiopharmaceutical Volume-dilution Technique)
Autonomic Nervous System
Motion Sickness brand of dimenhydrinate
Airsickness
Motion Sickness
Skin Conductance

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.

Related Papers

Autonomic Neuroscience : Basic & Clinical
John F Golding
Annual Review of Physiology
M L TAINTERT J BECKER
© 2020 Meta ULC. All rights reserved