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Author Dobie, Thomas G., author

Title Motion sickness : a motion adaptation syndrome / Thomas G. Dobie
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]


Description 1 online resource
Series Springer series on naval architecture, marine engineering, shipbuilding and shipping ; volume 6
Springer series on naval architecture, marine engineering, shipbuilding and shipping ; 6.
Contents Intro; About the Author; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1 Motion Sickness; Abstract; 1.1 Definition of Motion Sickness; 1.2 Symptoms and Signs of Motion Sickness; 1.3 Physiological Responses; 1.4 Symptoms and Signs of Simulator Sickness; 1.5 Performance Degradation and Effect of Severity and Motion Sickness; 1.6 Sopite Syndrome; 1.7 A Sopite Syndrome Thesis; 1.8 Motion Sickness as a Stressor; 1.9 Summary; References; 2 Incidence of Motion Sickness; Abstract; 2.1 Seasickness; 2.2 Airsickness; 2.3 Space Adaptation Syndrome; 2.4 Simulator Sickness
2.5 Sickness Related to Virtual Reality Systems2.6 Motion Sickness in Other Forms of Provocative Motion; 2.7 Summary; References; 3 Correlates of Susceptibility to Motion Sickness; Abstract; 3.1 Motion Sickness Related to Age; 3.2 Motion Sickness Related to the Sex of the Subject; 3.3 Why Are Females More Likely to Be Motion Sick?; 3.4 Motion Sickness Related to Race or Culture; 3.5 Motion Sickness Related to Physical Fitness; 3.6 Summary; References; 4 Characteristics of the Provocative Motion Stimuli; Abstract; 4.1 Laboratory Studies; 4.2 Motion Simulator Studies; 4.3 At-Sea Studies
4.4 In-Flight Study4.5 Parabolic Flight Studies; 4.6 Underwater Studies; 4.7 Motion Frequencies of Concern; 4.8 Summary; References; 5 Physiological Mechanisms Underlying Motion Sickness; Abstract; 5.1 Vestibular Overstimulation Theory; 5.2 Sensory Conflict Theory; 5.3 Neural Mismatch Hypothesis; 5.4 Visual/Inertial Rearrangements; 5.5 Canal/Otolith Rearrangements; 5.6 Vestibular/Proprioceptor Mismatch; 5.7 Heuristic Mathematical Model; 5.8 Subjective Vertical Conflict Theory; 5.9 Postural Instability Theory; 5.10 Other Intermodality Conflicts; 5.11 Treisman's Evolutionary Hypothesis
5.12 Nystagmus Hypothesis5.13 Summary; References; 6 Psychological Mechanisms That Exacerbate Motion Sickness; Abstract; 6.1 Arousal; 6.2 Personality Factors; 6.3 Measured Stress Responses; 6.4 Relationship of Salivary Gland Function to Personality and Motion Sickness; 6.5 Theoretical Considerations; 6.6 Summary; References; 7 Adaptation to Provocative Motion; Abstract; 7.1 Protective Adaptation; 7.2 Mal de Debarquement; 7.3 Adaptation-Specific or General?; 7.4 Reduction of Visually-Induced Motion Sickness Elicited by Changes in Illumination Wavelength
7.5 Generalisation of Tolerance to Motion Environments7.6 The Transfer of Adaptation Between Actual and Simulated Rotary Stimulation; 7.7 Summary; Reference; 8 Prediction of Susceptibility to Motion Sickness; Abstract; 8.1 Prevention of Motion Sickness by Candidate Selection; 8.2 Selection by Means of Motion Sickness Questionnaires; 8.3 Tests for Grading Susceptibility to Motion Sickness; 8.4 Comments Regarding Prediction; 8.5 Summary; References; 9 Prevention of Motion Sickness; Abstract; 9.1 Vehicular Design; 9.2 General Measures; 9.3 The Mitigation of Specific Precipitating Factors
Summary This book offers a survey of the state of the art in the field of motion sickness. It begins by describing the historical background and the current definition of motion sickness, then discusses the prevalence among individuals, along with the physiological and psychological concomitants of the disorder. It reviews the incidence of motion sickness in numerous provocative motion environments and discusses various personal factors that appear to influence this aspect. Various characteristics of provocative motion stimuli are also described, together with the results of studies conducted in the laboratory, on motion simulators and at sea. Laboratory tests that could potentially be used to assess an individual's susceptibility to motion sickness and his or her ability to adapt to motion environments are presented in detail, together with the ways in which individuals might be trained to prevent motion sickness or more effectively cope with motion environments. In closing, the book reports on the cognitive-behavioral approach developed by the author (Dobie, 1963) as well as the various desensitization programs employed in military settings, and discusses the relative effectiveness of these methods in comparison to cognitive-behavioral counseling
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 5, 2019)
Subject Motion sickness.
Motion Sickness
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Motion sickness.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319974934