A brief outline is given of the sensory rearrangement theory which seeks to define the essential nature of the nauseogenic stimulus. A wide range of provocative situations is classified as involving either a visual-inertial conflict, or a canal-otolith conflict or both. A number of behavioral measures by which the passenger can minimize the risk of motion sickness are described. Also considered are quantitative studies of vertical oscillatory motion, factors influencing motion sickness susceptibility (sex, age, exposure-history, receptivity and adaptability and personality characteristics), and the paper concludes with recommendations regarding the most effective use of anti-motion sickness drugs.

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Reason, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

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  • Accession Number: 00193762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM