We are going to Mars... the only question is when, and between private companies and government agencies the scramble has begun. In order to play our part, my lab has been working with NASA to examine how the brain functioning of astronauts might be tested and pressured by the impact of long-term inter-planetary transport. We will be working with prospective astronauts stationed at the Mars habitat in Hawaii, and I will be teaching them how to monitor their brain activity using a portable EEG system, and PEER research software. Our work will provide a stronger insight into the head space of NASA's astronauts, and play a part in ensuring the men and women we send up their return in as good a health as when they left.
See you on Mars.