Spatially Oriented Behaviour

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences book series (BRIEFSSLS)


In order to interact with the world around us, we need to know where objects are located (spatial perception), how to get there (spatial navigation) and how to appropriately exert force on the objects (spatial object manipulation). This chapter shows that spatial perception and spatial object manipulation may be affected differently by weightlessness, highlights the challenges of spatial navigation with unrestricted degrees of freedom and discusses several alternatives for preflight training of spatially oriented behaviour.


Spatial orientation Wayfinding Motor performance Sensorimotor coordination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Physiology and AnatomyGerman Sport UniversityFreiburg im BreisgauGermany

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