Coriolis effect (perception)

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For the effect studied in physics, see Coriolis effect.

In psychophysical perception, the Coriolis effect is the misperception of body orientation and induced nausea due to the Coriolis force (also referred to as the Coriolis illusion).[1][2][3][4] The Coriolis effect is a concern for pilots, where it can cause extreme disorientation.[5][6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jeffrey W. Vincoli (1999). Lewis' dictionary of occupational and environmental safety and health. CRC Press. p. 245. ISBN 1-56670-399-9. 
  2. ^ Mark S Sanders & Ernest J McCormick (1993). Human Factors in Engineering and Design (7th ed.). McGraw-Hill. p. 644. ISBN 0-07-112826-3. 
  3. ^ Sheldon M. Ebenholtz (2001). Oculomotor Systems and Perception. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-80459-0. 
  4. ^ George Mather (2006). Foundations of perception. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-86377-835-6. 
  5. ^ Arnauld E. Nicogossian (1996). Space biology and medicine. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. p. 337. ISBN 1-56347-180-9. 
  6. ^ Thomas Brandt (2003). Vertigo: Its Multisensory Syndromes. Springer. p. 416. ISBN 0-387-40500-3. 
  7. ^ Fred H. Previc, William R. Ercoline (2004). Spatial Disorientation in Aviation. Reston, VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. p. 249. ISBN 1-56347-654-1. 
  8. ^ Gilles Clément (2003). Fundamentals of Space Medicine. Springer. p. 41. ISBN 1-4020-1598-4. 

Further reading[edit]

See, for example, Pouly and Young.