Neuroscience in Space

Authors: Clément, Gilles, Reschke, Millard F.

  • Designed for the general scientific reader this book offers an overview of neuroscience research performed in space
  • Describes each project and the reason why it was done with illustrations, rationale and hypothesis, and a summary of results
  • Includes reference lists that guide readers to the published papers from experiments
  • Represents a legacy of what has been learned on brain mechanisms and functions through research done in space as well as a guide for what could be investigated in the future
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About this book

This book offers an overview of neuroscience research performed in space since the observations made during the first manned space flights to the detailed scientific investigations currently being carried out onboard the International Space Station. This book is for the general scientific reader. Each project and the reason why it was done is described with illustrations, rationale and hypothesis, and a summary of results. Also, reference lists guide readers to the published papers from experiments. This book is a legacy of what we have learned on brain mechanisms and functions through research done in space, and a guide for what could be investigated in the future.

Dr. Millard (Mill) Reschke (left) and Dr. Gilles Clément (right), have conducted research primarily in the areas of spatial orientation, sensorimotor function, postural ataxia, space motion sickness, and visual-vestibular performance. Dr. Clément is Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Toulouse, France. Dr. Reschke is NASA's Senior Neuroscientist and sensorimotor science lead at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Both together and individually they have participated as investigators for experiments on nearly 100 different space flights ranging from the Apollo missions, Skylab, Shuttle, Salyut, Mir, and the International Space Station. They are currently involved with developing sensorimotor countermeasures for long-duration space flight, experiments on board the ISS and assisting with preparations for the future lunar and Mars flights.

About the authors

Since the first orbital flight of John Glenn, investigations have been conducted on the adaptation of nervous functions to space flight Millard Reschke and Gilles Clément have been active in this research, with experiments flown onboard Salyut, Mir, Spacelab, and 30+ flights of the Space Shuttle . This book presents in a readable text and detailed illustrations the findings from these experiments conducted during and after space missions. The authors also identify the neuroscience research that is foreseen onboard the International Space Station and what do we need to learn to understand fully the implications and risks in this area for a human mission to Mars.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Clément … present a comprehensive review of animal and human neuroscience research conducted either in space or with subjects who just returned from space. The information is presented with the detail that scientists require, clearly outlining the complicated issues involved in sending humans on brief and extended space journeys. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (D. K. Fry, Choice, Vol. 46 (7), March, 2009)

"The complexities of changes to the central and peripheral nervous systems as a result of space travel are described in great detail in this 322-page book … . For those of you who are thinking that now may be a good time to move to Mars, there is a section (albeit short) on what to expect … you get there. … if you want a bit of diversion while still remaining in the neuroscience world, here is a book that many will find intriguing." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 30, March, 2009)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Space Neuroscience: What Is It?

    Clément, Gilles (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • History of Space Neuroscience

    Clément, Gilles (et al.)

    Pages 33-69

  • Operational Aspects

    Clément, Gilles (et al.)

    Pages 71-100

  • Sensory Functions in Space

    Clément, Gilles (et al.)

    Pages 101-132

  • Posture, Movement and Locomotion

    Clément, Gilles (et al.)

    Pages 133-161

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-78950-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-78949-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroscience in Space
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78950-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78950-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-78949-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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