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Changes in Electroencephalography Activity of Sensory Areas Linked to Car Sickness in Real Driving Conditions

Abstract

Car sickness is a major concern for car passengers, and with the development of autonomous vehicles, increasing numbers of car occupants are likely to be affected. Previous laboratory studies have used EEG measurements to better understand the cerebral changes linked to symptoms. However, the dynamics of motion in labs/simulators differ from those of a real car. This study sought to identify specific cerebral changes associated with the level of car sickness experienced in real driving conditions. Nine healthy volunteers participated as front passengers in a slalom session inducing lateral movements at very low frequency (0.2 Hz). They were continuously monitored via EEG recordings and subjectively rated their level of symptoms after each slalom, using a 5-point likert scale. Car-sickness symptoms evolved concomitantly with changes in theta and alpha power in the occipital and parietal areas. These changes may reflect altered sensory integration, as well as a possible influence of sleepiness mitigating symptoms.

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hal-03989725 , version 1 (15-02-2023)

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Eleonore H. Henry, Clement Bougard, Christophe Bourdin, Lionel Bringoux. Changes in Electroencephalography Activity of Sensory Areas Linked to Car Sickness in Real Driving Conditions. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 2022, 15, ⟨10.3389/fnhum.2021.809714⟩. ⟨hal-03989725⟩
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