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Cortical mechanism of motion sickness
– Hong Kong Research Grants Council

About one-third of human population is highly susceptible to motion sickness while other can be resistant to it. Despite decades of research, the associated brain mechanism of motion sickness and why some people are immune to it is unknown.

This study, funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, will use Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy (NIRS) to examine the localized cerebral blow flows to uncover brain mechanism associated with motion sickness. The research will take place at the motion simulator located at the CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility (WWTF) at HKUST.

The PI of the project is Professor Richard So who is a leading expert in motion sickness and ergonomics. He is an IEA Fellow (less than 100 in the world) and Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.   


 


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