During this expedition I study the changes in human physiology and psychology in response to living in an underwater habitat, at 60 feet deep, and explore the ocean, as part of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO).
We study the movement and behavior of giant manta rays in relation to environmental factors in Brazil. Working together with Andrielli Medeiros and her team we try to understand why manta rays show breaching behavior in an estuary habitat.
I described that manta rays have the largest brain of all fish, as well as performed experiments on their cognitive, sensory abilities and social behavior. I also discovered that they are able to change their coloration rapidly and their pigmentation changes over time on the ventral side.
We study the different applications of exogenous ketone supplements, including anxiety, neuroregeneration, glucose lowering effect, motor function improvement and neuroprotection from harmful gases.
We study the different combinations of exogenous ketones to mitigate or delay central nervous system oxygen toxicity seizures. I exposed growing plants to hyperbaric pressure to document changes in growth rates and starting experiments on nitrogen narcosis.
(NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations)
We perform experiments on potential psychological and physiological changes in response to living in a saturation environment for extended periods. Our studies are focusing on stress, individual and team cognition, sensory and motor function changes and are performed at 60 feet deep underwater, at the Aquarious Reef Base, Islamorada, FL in collaboration with FIU and NASA.
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