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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Astronauts in orbit will pinch your fingers and “sear” hand

Squeeze your fingers with a special probe and “burn” the hand of the heated metal plate will soon begin aboard the International space station crew members. To test astronauts on the resistance to pain decided the specialists of the Institute of biomedical problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, which noted that in isolation changes the pain threshold.

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As reported by “MK” at the Institute, such changes may affect the action of painkillers on Board, and because scientists, physicians must know all about the pain of the astronauts. The experiment Algometry”, which provides a comprehensive study of the sensitivity of a person in isolation, is already carried out by scientists in the experiment the “Moon in 2015” related to the modeling of flight to the satellite of the group of women ispytatelniy. To them “used” crushing the probe, in which it was necessary to insert a finger and to endure the pressure, that is, until recently. In the case when the girls became unbearable, they only had to click a special button, and “execution” continued. On the same principle (endure to the last) and passed the test of thermal impact. To the skin was applied to the heated metal plate the size of peteroleum coin.

While the scientists are not many experimental data about the threshold of sensitivity of a person in special, isolated circumstances. Some have it reduced, others increased. The new data, the researchers plan to already in space. The experiment included in the plans of the new ISS crew, which launched into orbit on June 24.

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