Latest Equilibrioception Stories
Users of Apple’s new iOS 7 for iPhones and iPads have reported dizziness, vertigo and nausea when using the new system.
Spinning around in circles causes dizziness in most people, which could be a problem for figure skaters or ballerinas who must perform several spins during a typical routine. However, new research in the journal Cerebral Cortex indicates that ballerinas may have conditioned their brain to better handle a series of quick spins.
National Institutes of Health-funded researchers have identified two proteins that may be the key components of the long-sought after mechanotransduction channel in the inner ear—the place where the mechanical stimulation of sound waves is transformed into electrical signals that the brain recognizes as sound.
A leading institute in the research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of vestibular disorders in Newport Beach, Calif.
Success could spur new treatment approach for millions of people who suffer vestibular problems.
The Earthquake Machine at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre, has been used in groundbreaking research by vision scientists to confirm that instead of working in isolation, our visual and middle-ear systems work together, to give us an improved sense of balance.
Dolphins, whales and porpoises have extraordinarily small balance organs, and scientists have long wondered why.
A full third of American adults, 69 million men and women over age 40, are up to 12 times more likely to have a serious fall because they have some form of inner-ear dysfunction that throws them off balance and makes them dizzy, according to Johns Hopkins experts.
Anyone who's had to find his or her way through a darkened room can appreciate that nonvisual cues play a large role in our sense of movement. What might be less apparent is that not all such cues come from our remaining four senses.
Researchers have identified a gene that prevents the regeneration of inner ear cells that are critical to hearing, a discovery experts say is the first step toward finding a way to correct the most common form of deafness among the elderly.
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