OPTOVERT — Vertical Optokinetic Stimulation Used to Examine Central Orientational Processes

  • Chr. Mueller
  • L. Kornilova
  • G. Wiest
  • L. Deecke


In microgravity the alteration of the otolithic input as well as the somatosensory afferences requires adaptation to the new gravitational environment.


Motion Sickness Subjective Visual Vertical Vertical Vection Optokinetic Stimulation Aviat Space Environ 
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  • Chr. Mueller
  • L. Kornilova
  • G. Wiest
  • L. Deecke

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