Your body can get confused by different incoming signals. A look at how the ears, eyes, organs and muscles combine to detect motion, and what happens when they're out of sync.
- Our brain relies on four parts of our body to determine movement.
- The inner ear indicates whether you are moving, while the eyes determine direction.
- Skin receptors tell the brain which part of us is touching the ground, and muscles indicate what position our body is in.
- Motion sickness is caused by a conflict of sensory information going to the brain.
Ever felt sick to your stomach whilst riding in a car? A train? An aeroplane? Or a boat?
Then you have experienced motion sickness.
Our brain relies on four parts of our body to determine our movement.
The inner ear – knows if you are moving.
The eyes – to determine direction.
Skin receptors – ...
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