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expire: Symposium - Moving in extreme environments

Humans move in immensely varied environments (heat, altitude, diving etc.), but are increasingly ‘protected’ from the stressors they offer/impose. The purpose of this symposium is to critically examine the issues (incl. pros & cons) of self- versus externally-determined movement in extreme environments.

The scope of debate for most topics will be:

  1. What is the stressor/danger (for human movement)?
  2. What regulations are established, and why/how are they set?
  3. Pros & cons of self vs prescribed acute exposure.
  4. Can we adapt? Do we want to? (Adaptations or maladaptations?)
  5. Pros & cons of self vs prescribed chronic/adaptive exposure.
  6. Suggestions and future directions: Practice and research.

Visit the Moving in Extreme Environments homepage for event dates, times and locations.

Download the full Moving in Extreme Environments programme [PDF format, 61.5KB]

Date Thursday, 7 February 2013 - Saturday, 9 February 2013
Time All Day Event
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Symposium
DepartmentSchool of Physical Education
St David Theatre then Seminar Room 1, Otago University, Cumberland Street, Dunedin
Contact NameJim Cotter
Sam Lucas
Contact Phone9109

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