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Motion Sickness – What is It? [Video]

Experiencing motion sickness is unpleasant and frustrating, but have you ever wondered what causes you to feel it? This video from AsapSCIENCE explains what causes you to feel motion sickness and shows some ‘events’ you might avoid that can trigger it…

Motion Sickness – What is it? [via Neatorama]

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  • Published 09/28/12

Comments (8)

  1. sue

    Thanks i didn’t know this.

  2. sam

    Thanks so much!!

  3. aadnan

    It would have been more helpful if avoiding / overcoming Vomit is also described, Also if precautions or treatment is advised as well though I know its just Howto :).

  4. Nissim

    What I know is a (very )little bit different. One of the effects of toxins is dizziness, and the best defence is vomiting (probably assuming the poison was eaten). Ergo – dizziness is a good indication of poisoning.

    Dizziness is also caused by the above-mentioned miss-match. But – the video doesn’t really address WHY this causes dizziness. My gut feeling is that it’s more complicated than that – why does ginger help so much? (And it really does!!)

  5. Lori Main

    How does ginger work and how do pills like Bonine and Dramamine work?

  6. J.R.Frye

    I have chronic positional vertigo, so you really aren’t telling me, or anybody else the real data that they need to know to understand how it effects peoples lives on a daily basis. Really not getting it done with animation.

  7. Erwin

    As a child I was always sick in the back of the car. But if I play certain computergames … wow, makes me dizzy for several days. Especially first person shooters and games like GTA. When there is a sudden movement in the game, that’s the start of a lot of trouble …. dizzyness, nausea. 3D-movies are out of the question.
    I did not know that ginger helped, but I used ginger a lot in tea and I never felt better, that might be the reason, no nausea.

  8. Ushindi

    Pretty informative – helps me understand motion sickness a lot better. Thanks.

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