What is the root of motion sickness?
Whether you get car sick, sea sick, or light-headed from playing interactive video games, motion sickness is seriously unpleasant. Kinetosis, the official term, can affect both kids and adults at varying levels; some people are especially prone to it. So what exactly is the root of motion sickness?
According to neurologist Timothy Hain, MD, of Chicago Dizziness and Hearing at Northwestern University, motion sickness is caused by conflict between the senses responsible for registering motion. If the eyes, inner ear, and sensory nerves in the skin are all sending different signals to the brain, the crosstalk will leave you feeling dizzy or worse. “When there is conflict between one or more of these signals, for a sufficient time, this triggers motion sickness,” says Dr. Hain.
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