Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Earthquakes and the Vestibular System
Earthquakes are great at causing motion sickness. They provide the brain with exactly what it cannot stand: unpredictable and uncontrollable movement. One day after the earthquake, I have continued to hear others say they felt "woozy," motion sick and "not quite right" afterward. When the brain is not in control and movements happen that cannot be planned or expected, there are often disagreements between the sensors in our legs, trunk, neck, eyes and vestibular system. The brain does not like it when our sensory system is out of sync. When our movement sensors do not agree,we are prone toward motion sickness. Click here to learn more.