Motion Sickness

A Motion Adaptation Syndrome

  • Thomas G. Dobie

About this book


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. 


Adaptation to Provocative Motion Swing Sickness Sopite Syndrome Prevention on Motion Sickness Anti-motion Sickness Drugs Biofeedback Training Airsickness Rehabilitation Programme Autogenic-feedback Training Military Desensitization Programme Cognitive-behavioural Desensitization Non-pharmacologic Treatment of Motion Sickness Motion Sickness Susceptibility Cognitive Performance Performance Degradation Mild Motion Sickness Cognitive-behavioural Training Motion Sickness Desensitisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas G. Dobie
    • 1
  1. 1.National Biodynamics Laboratory, College of EngineeringUniversity of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97492-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97493-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-8445
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-8453
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