Dr. Valentina Dilda

Mt. Sinai postdoctoral researcher Dr. Valentina Dilda has been involved in research examining the relationship between the motor system of the brain and cognitive abilities, as well as motor- related anatomical and functional brain circuits in human visual perception and action. Her research involves the interdisciplinary synthesis of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, physiology and computational vision. Dr. Dilda is currently testing cognitive and motor deficits induced by Galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS). The GVS system, developed as a means to replicate the effects of spaceflight on sensorimotor function, has been shown through her research to not only induce motor imbalance, but also to affect egocentric perceptual ability and memory tasks. Dr. Dilda is also assessing the relationship between GVS and motion sickness by developing optimal parameters of exposure.

Broadcast 1464 (Special Edition)

Guests: Dr. Steven Moore, Dr. Valentina Dilda. Topic: Electrical trickery on the brain to induce realistic spaceflight effects and why this is so important. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. We welcomed Dr. Steven Moore and Dr. Valentina Dilda, researchers with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) regarding their Galvanic vestibular stimulation research on the brain to induce realistic spaceflight effects.

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