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Human resilience


 The limits of human endurance

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Human resilience


 The limits of human endurance

Human resilience research


Psychological Study

Human resilience research


Psychological Study

Human Resilience in Extreme Environments

As the Wendy inches her way across the frozen wastes of the Antarctic continent, her mental strength will be tested to the limits. Challenges will include physical hardship, isolation, monotony, sub-zero temperatures, white-outs and the life-threatening danger of crevasses.

Working with Dr Nathan Smith and Exeter University, Wendy will be recording data on their mental state both during the expedition itself and in the run up to the 39-day trip. Using diaries, video and voice recordings, stress levels will be monitored and collected, and evidence of duress documented.

Data gathered from the team will form part of a study into mental health at the limits of human resilience, including new research into facial recognition technology, which will help bodies like the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, Government agencies and space agencies around the world.

Eventually, scientists hope to map the data and provide interventions from remote locations which could help aid workers, humanitarian crises and astronauts.

This work will also continue to gather evidence for research into female resilience.

While this may be at the extreme end of human endurance, the results could be applicable to the stress of everyday life too.

Starting in September 2017, results of this long-term study will add to the technological advances in this area.

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Shifting continent


Shifting continent

 

Shifting continent


Shifting continent