Ashleen Julia Benson

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Thresholds for the detection (at p = 0.67 correct) of the direction of discrete linear movements in the horizontal plane, having a cosine bell velocity trajectory and duration of 3 s, were determined in 24 subjects. Thresholds in the Z body axis (mean 0.154 m X s-2) were significantly higher than thresholds for movement in the X (mean 0.063 m X s-2) and Y(More)
Thresholds for the detection (at p = 0.75 correct) of the direction of discrete angular movements about a vertical Z axis, having a cosine bell velocity trajectory and a duration of 3.3 s, were determined using an adaptive psychophysical procedure. In 30 subjects the mean threshold for the detection of Z axis stimuli was 1.5 deg.s-1. X and Y axis thresholds(More)
The influence of a visual display, fixed relative to the subject, on thresholds for detection (at 75% correct) of discrete Y-axis linear movements and of discrete Z-axis angular movements, was determined in a group of 12 subjects. Both the linear and the angular, whole-body, motion stimuli had a cosine bell velocity trajectory with a duration of 2.6 s.(More)
Four astronauts experienced passive whole-body rotation in a number of test sessions during a 7-day orbital mission. Pitch (Y-axis) and roll (X-axis) rotation required subject orientations on the rotator in which the otolith system was at radius of 0.5 m. Thus subjects experienced a constant -0.22 Gz stimulus to the otoliths during the 60 s(More)
Thresholds for the detection of linear oscillatory motion at 0.3 Hz in the X, Y and Z body axes were determined during the flight of Spacelab-1 and on the ground pre- and post-flight, using the method of limits with a single staircase procedure. Pre-flight, Z axis thresholds (mean 0.077 ms−2) were significantly higher than X and Y thresholds (mean 0.029(More)
Nausea and disorientation are sometimes produced by head movements during turning maneuvers in aircraft. These responses are usually attributed to Coriolis cross-coupling stimulation of the vestibular system, although it has been indicated recently that many turning maneuvers of aircraft have insufficient angular velocity to generate such effects. The(More)
Evidence that Z-axis oscillation in the Earth-vertical plane is more provocative of motion sickness than the equivalent imposed oscillation acting in the Earth-horizontal raises the possibility that horizontal oscillation is perceived as less intense than equivalent vertical oscillation. In Experiment 1, subjects (n = 8) were oscillated through their head(More)