A Dragon rocket ‘SpaceX’ is all set to take off this week with some of the uncommon cargo on board: a headset of an EEG for analyzing brains of astronauts.
This device would fly and run to the International Space Station [ISS] for a 1st-of-its-kind evaluation of the mission for evaluating the neurological activity of the astronauts, especially for information on how microgravity really h the be impacts the brain.
There is still little information about the effects of traveling in space on the brain. However, astronauts are commonly measured for different physiological changes, from muscle mass to the rate of heart; there is no high-quality longitudinal data available about neural changes during space missions now.
This information could be critical in knowing how the brains of astronauts adjusts to long-term traveling in space.
“In missions coming in future, the journeys would about to last much longer, and the consequences of microgravity on the situation of astronauts would have a major influence,” claimed Yair Levy, who is the CEO of the brain. space, the company behind the machine.
“And we would have a tool which can help analyze the impact on cognition and learning— and we can be able enough for discovering the tools which can recover the capacity for learning during the mission.”
The first main step towards this goal is checking and analyzing the headset on the ‘astronauts of Axiom-1 [AX-1]’, the first all-private mission of the world to the ISS.
The system of the brain. space utilizes electroencephalography [EEG] to get the little electrical signals generated when neurons in the brain collaborate. AI then denoises the signals and evaluates the data.
The device has extracted measurements of the cognition of astronauts on Earth already. After arrival at the ISS, the software of the system would be set up on a laptop in the space station.