When we lie down, our brains rely more on touch and pressure to figure out our surroundings.
Learning that our brains process information differently when we’re standing up or lying down has implications for how we study and assess brain function.
Blame your ears, your eyes and your brain. But mainly your ears!
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The constant pressure of gravity affects our thoughts and perception, but it’s so constant we haven’t noticed – until now.
While dizziness might be annoying when mild and infrequent, it can also be severely debilitating and impairing.
It is estimated 30% of the general population have experienced moderate to severe dizziness at least once in their lifetime.
Apple’s newest mobile operating system may play havoc with your vestibular system.
If you feel slightly nauseated while using your iPhone or iPad, you’re not alone: you join a number of people reporting that the zooming, sliding and 3D effects of Apple’s new mobile operating system…
Completely immersive virtual reality is still a little way off - unless you have room to move.
Have you ever noticed that even detailed, sophisticated virtual reality experiences don’t feel completely “real”? It all comes down to your inner ear - and a study published earlier this month using rats…