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Neuroscience Hardware

Description
The Bion 11 neurovestibular hardware measures vestibular nuclei response (VNR) and direction and velocity of primate head movement, driven by rotational and oscillating devices and the associated neurovestibular response due to microgravity exposure.

Versions of this Hardware
+ As Flown on Bion 11

Components of this Hardware
Sensors
Three commercial skin temperature (Tsk) thermistors affixed to the monkey's ankle, thigh, and temple recorded skin temperature. A thermistor located on the lower half of the monkey's safety seat measured ambient temperature in the capsule. A motor activity sensor built into a flexible band on the animal's jacket measured activity when body movement caused the band to flex.