Motor imagery: lessons learned in movement science might be applicable for spaceflight

  title={Motor imagery: lessons learned in movement science might be applicable for spaceflight},
  author={Otmar Bock and Nadja Schott and Charalambos Papaxanthis},
  booktitle={Front. Syst. Neurosci.},
Before participating in a space mission, astronauts undergo parabolic-flight and underwater training to facilitate their subsequent adaptation to weightlessness. Unfortunately, similar training methods can't be used to prepare re-adaptation to planetary gravity. Here, we propose a quick, simple and inexpensive approach that could be used to prepare astronauts both for the absence and for the renewed presence of gravity. This approach is based on motor imagery (MI), a process in which actions… CONTINUE READING
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