The sensory perception assessment protocol ERISI, Year 2 – known as « Per-Sens » part, aims to study the possible sensory perception changes that might experiment individuals during long stay/missions in extreme & unusual environments (EUE – eg. [sub]antarctic stations – up to 14 months in the field) or isolated & confined environments (ICE – eg. Submarines SSBN – board from 70 to 90 days).
If, literature indicates that sense, considered independently of each other, might be modified by such experiences, no holistic research has yet measured what is the very impact of a long stay/mission in EUE/ICE on the sensory perception of individuals and, consequently, the impact of possible changes of perception on their mood, stress level and/or performance.
This study will focus on the evaluation of (1) visual, (2) olfactory, (3) gustatory, (4) tactile, (5) auditory individuals’ perceptions and (6) proprioception and body scheme, on an triple investigative pattern “at the beginning”, “during” “at the end” of the stay/mission in ICE/EUE.