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If you have ever looked over the edge of a cliff and felt dizzy, you understand the challenges faced by people who suffer from symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as vertigo and dizziness.
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A scientist investigating why those with Down syndrome often have poor balance and motor coordination has found that key eye reflexes are substantially altered.
Most commonly referred to as vertigo or extreme dizziness, vestibular, or inner ear disorders affect more than 11 million people of all ages each year.
What does it feel like to return to Earth after a long stay in space? Until now, it has been difficult during astronaut training to realistically simulate the dizzying effects the human body can experience.
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.
The phrase "perk up your ears" made more sense last year after scientists discovered how the quietest sounds are amplified in the cochlea before being transmitted to the brain.
The organs of the inner ear have a direct effect on brain blood flow, independent of blood pressure and CO2 levels in the blood.