An elderly man stands up quickly
after awakening, feels dizzy, and falls. A fighter pilot forces her plane
into a tight turn and nearly passes out. Upon returning from space an astronaut
experiences dizzyness and has difficulty standing upright.
What links these three cases?
Inadequate blood supply to the brain
On Neurolab Jim Pawelczyk and
the other members of the Autonomic Nervous System Team will conduct several
experiments to gain a better understanding of this phenomena. This lesson
lets you explore Orthostatic Intolerance and its connections to Neurolab
and Penn State.