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The Barany Chair

The Barany Chair

The Barany Chair experiment illustrates the ability of the inner ear’s vestibular apparatus to detect changes in rotational motion.
© Baylor College of Medicine\M.S. Young

Astronauts on space missions must cope with, and adjust for the impact of microgravity on their senses. Gregory Vogt, EdD, demonstrates how to use the Barany Chair, a tool that illustrates some of these sensory challenges.

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Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD
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The Barany Chair

A Training Device

Our Senses

Sensing Yaw Motion

What Happened?

Sensing Roll Motion

What Happened?

Semicircular Canals

The Vestibular System

Semicircular Canals

Semicircular Canals

Inertia Demonstration

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