Mental performance in extreme environments: results from a performance monitoring study during a 438-day spaceflight.

  title={Mental performance in extreme environments: results from a performance monitoring study during a 438-day spaceflight.},
  author={Dietrich Manzey and Bernd Lorenz and Victor Poljakov},
  volume={41 4},
During their stay in a space habitat, astronauts are exposed to many different stressors that may entail detrimental effects on mood and performance. In order to monitor the effects of the space environment on different human information processing functions during an extraordinary long-term space mission, the cognitive. visuo-motor and time-sharing performance of one Russian cosmonaut was repeatedly assessed (29 times) during his 438-day stay in space. The performance tasks used were chosen… 

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