The world is full of difficult decisions and our orientation in space may actually affect our ability to make them. Additionally, trying to make critical decisions in zero gravity may be even more challenging.
A recent article highlights ongoing research regarding decision-making abilities while subjects experience altered gravitation situations. The information gained from these studies is important as longer duration space exploration occurs and the necessity to make the right decision in high stakes situations is critical to astronauts’ survival.
Check out the link below to read how vestibular research is overlapping space exploration.
The Conversation (2019). Gravity influences how we make decisions—new research. March 14.
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