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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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Psic., Saúde & Doenças vol.8 no.1 Lisboa  2007


Enjoo de movimento: etiologia, factores predisponentes e adaptação

Carlos S.M. Coelho*1, Jorge A. Santos2, Carlos Fernandes da Silva3

1Departamento de Psicologia, Escola de Psicologia e Estudos Humanísticos, Universidade da Madeira

2Departamento de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação, Universidade do Minho

3Departamento de Ciências da Educação, Universidade de Aveiro


RESUMO: Este artigo refere-se ao enjoo de movimento. Após uma breve descrição da anatomia do aparelho vestibular referimos as teorias acerca da génese do enjoo de movimento. Incidimos particular atenção na teoria do conflito de pistas (Reason & Brand, 1975), na teoria da instabilidade postural (Stoffregen & Riccio, 1991), e na teoria do veneno (Treisman, 1977). Por fim, comentamos as diversas possibilidades de previsão de sintomas e o seu tratamento.

Palavras chave: Enjoo de movimento, Realidade virtual, Simuladores



Motion sickness: aetiology, predisposition factors and adaptation

ABSTRACT: This article is about motion sickness. After a brief description of the anatomy of the vestibular apparatus we review the theories about the genesis of motion sickness. We will centre our attention on the cue conflict theory (Reason & Brand, 1975), on the postural instability approach (Stoffregen & Riccio, 1991), and on the poison theory (Treisman, 1977). At last we will discuss the symptoms prevision and its treatment.

Key words: Motion Sickness, Simulators, Virtual reality


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