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.