July 7, 2022

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12B: The Effect of Long-Term Space Travel on the Brain: Microgravity, Isolation and the Future

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Professor of Neuroscience and Principal Investigator at Altos Labs, Dr. Susanna Rossi, and Adel discuss the effect of deep space travel on the brain.

In Part B, the pair continue their discussion around the cognitive and psychological effects of long-term space travel. They discuss the effects of microgravity on the body and brain, and the psychological effects of severe isolation. Dr. Rossi then provides her insight into the future of deep space travel. 

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*This video is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute or supplement for professional medical advice, consultation, or expertise. Please see a medical professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding any symptoms or injuries you have had.

00:00 TWINS study 
05:17 Microgravity  
14:04 Psychological Stressors of Space Travel  
16:18 The Future of Space Travel 
18:36  Returning from Space  
23:20 Social Isolation in Space  
26:40 Expanding the Space Medicine Field 
30:00 Space Medicine Physicians

News Source: UCLA Health

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