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WSU research studies how gravity in space affects the human brain

June 26, 2019 - 11:47 am

A NASA-funded Wichita State University research project will seek to understand how the human brain responds to gravity while in space.

The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program recently awarded $127,600 to a multidisciplinary research group for the project titled “Development of a Neuro-Virtual Interface System to Evaluate Astronauts’ Cognitive Performance in Space.”

Researchers will design a neuro-virtual interface system that will understand the human brain response in different gravity conditions, integrate neuro-robotic control algorithms for a virtual robotic limb and quadcopter, and perform offline and online testing on human subjects. It will use human brain signals to manipulate or control mechanical systems in a virtual environment.

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