|Description||To find out what happens to our mental capabilities and our calmness when we become dizzy or disorientated. This line of research may help us to appreciate the day-to-day difficulties experienced by people with dizziness secondary to vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction. It may also lead to a deeper understanding of why in-flight conditions, which render flight crew dizzy or disorientated, can lead to human error and air accidents.|
|Topic||Medical and Health|
|Type||External research (U3A as research subjects)|
|U3A||Individual U3A members, London, acting on request received by the U3A|
|Organization/partner||University of Westminster, Dept. of Psychology|
|Source of reference||Request to London Region from the researcher|
The study involves responding to a quite a simple task on a laptop computer while being spun at steady speeds in a motorised chair that was purpose built some years ago by the RAF. It is quite a taxing study but there are no lasting side effects.