宇宙空間における重力基準系の変化は人にどのような影響を与えるか:身体定位、認知、対人関係の変化を中心に [in Japanese] A study on how a microgravity environment affects spatial orientation, the cognitive system, and interpersonal relationships [in Japanese]
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The purpose of this study is to investigate how a microgravity environment affects spatial orientation, the cognitive system, and interpersonal relationships, hence changes in gravity reference frames. After leaving the terrestrial globe, astronauts experience drastic perceptual disturbances (temporary loss of the senses of spatial- and self-orientation). However, they gradually learn to adapt to the novel environment by developing new perceptual and behavioral skills. First, we examined video clips of an astronaut's body movement inside the International Space Station (ISS) by using a motion video analysis technique. We discovered that a microgravity environment definitely affects spatial orientation. Second, we analyzed how social hierarchy organization, metaphorical expression, and psychological stabilization were affected by space adaptation.
- Japanese Journal of Social Psychology
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 30(1), 1-10, 2014
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology