Task Spaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping-Flight-Seidler)
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: NeuroMapping
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Behavioral Health & Performance (BHP) Element
Other:
Research Operations and Integration (ROI)
Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Solicited
Aims:
Changes in brain structure and function may play a direct role in spaceflight-associated sensorimotor and cognitive dual task deficits, and may further impact the long-term health of astronauts. The objective of this study is to perform structural (volumetric MRI and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)) and functional (sensorimotor and cognitive task) MRI (fMRI) and functional connectivity MRI (fcMRI)) brain imaging to identify changes in crewmember neurocognitive function due to long-duration space flight. The central hypothesis of this study is that measures of brain structure, function, and network integrity will change from pre to post flight in crewmembers.  Moreover, the prediction is that these changes will correlate with changes in the indices of cognitive, sensory, and motor function from pre flight, to in flight, and post flight, in a neuroanatomically selective fashion.

This study implements an interdisciplinary approach using cutting edge neuroimaging techniques and a broad range test battery of sensory, motor, and cognitive assessments to investigate neuroplastic and maladaptive brain changes in crewmembers following long-duration spaceflight.

This task also informs VIIP1 gap and the HCI and BMed Risks.

Mappings
RiskRisk of Adverse Cognitive or Behavioral Conditions and Psychiatric Disorders
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RiskRisk of Impaired Control of Spacecraft/Associated Systems and Decreased Mobility Due to Vestibular/Sensorimotor Alterations Associated with Spaceflight
You are here!TaskSpaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping-Flight-Seidler)

RiskRisk of Impaired Performance Due to Reduced Muscle Mass, Strength & Endurance
You are here!TaskSpaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping-Flight-Seidler)

RiskRisk of Inadequate Human-Computer Interaction
You are here!TaskSpaceflight Effects on Neurocognitive Performance: Extent, Longevity, and Neural Bases (NeuroMapping-Flight-Seidler)