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Adaptation of the Vestibular System to Microgravity

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. Nancy G. Daunton

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040133

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Daunton, N. G. 2011. Adaptation of the Vestibular System to Microgravity. Comprehensive Physiology. 765–783.

Author Information

  1. Life Science Division, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Overview of the Vestibular System
  • 2
    Adaptation in the Vestibular System
  • 3
    Functional Evidence of Adaptation to Microgravity
    • 3.1
      Control of Eye Movements
    • 3.2
      Control of Posture
    • 3.3
      Perception of Orientation and Motion
    • 3.4
      Space Motion Sickness
  • 4
    Physiological and Morphological Evidence of Adaptation
    • 4.1
      Peripheral Vestibular System
    • 4.2
      Central Nervous System
  • 5
    Summary and Conclusions