Team Executive Summary

Although each NSBRI Science and Technology Team has a different area of focus, they all have the same mission: protect astronaut health. The Neurobehavioral and Psychosocial Factors Team's Executive Summary gives a detailed look at the Team's activities and goals.

The Executive Summary covers the following topics:
  • Background/Scope
  • Goals
  • Support of NASA Needs
  • Deliverables for Spaceflight
  • Cross-links (Collaborations within the team, with other NSBRI teams, and with NASA.)
  • Enabling Capabilities
  • Research Gaps
  • Earth-Based Benefits
Team Goals:
  • Identify and mitigate risks of stress, anxiety and depression in spaceflight by development of tools to monitor mood and predict risk for and management of behavioral and psychiatric conditions prior, during and following spaceflight;
  • Mitigate risks of interpersonal conflict, ineffective communication and poor group cohesion through the development of tools, training and methods to maintain performance and mission success;
  • Mitigate risks of cognitive performance deficits in space by development of techniques to prevent, detect and counter deficits due to radiation and fatigue in space; and
  • Perform research necessary to enable development and validation of the Fitness for Duty Behavioral Health and Cognition standard.
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