MDRS Log Book Mars Society

Psycho-Sociological Study on Group Dynamics was the main objective of the Mona Lisa – Leonardo project. Each crewmember took a personality test before the rotation; then during the isolation period at MDRS, the crewmembers had to take a set of three measurements:
Salivary samples to measure physiological stress;
Cognitive performance evaluation using the CogHealth software;
Online survey on group functioning, perceived stress and coping strategies. These measurements were taken three times during the mission: on Day 1, Day 6 and Day 12. The results of the Mona Lisa crew will be compared to the ones of the Leonardo crew, and the results will be published in a paper at the IAF congress in October 2005.