Going To Space Literally Changes Your Brain. WHY?

While gray matter levels were similar to those measured pre-flight after seven months, the changes to the cerebrospinal fluid persisted. This could potentially explain why astronauts can experience problems with their clarity of vision.earth science examples earth science topics space station space station earth

The study focused on changes to the structure of the brain but not how these changes might affect function. However, they are planning to investigate this in more detail and are interested in working out how long it takes for the brain to return to normal.earth science examples earth science topics space station space station earth

“This is definitely something we want to look into and something which we think is also necessary if we want to understand the exact dynamics over time,” Dr Van Ombergen told IFLScience. “In addition, broader prospective studies to fully uncover the potential clinical consequences for astronauts are also necessary. Combining e.g. brain scans with clinical tests or behavioral data is necessary if we want to fully comprehend what’s going on.” earth science examples earth science topics space station space station earth

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