Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Mon, 18th Oct 2010

Why does travelling backwards make you feel ill?

Why is it that some people get a bit queasy when facing backwards on a train? Find out in this QotW! Plus, we ask how it's possible that someone is unable to see coloured lines on a whiteboard.

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  • Why does moving backwards make you feel ill?

    I was on a train the other day in one of the backward-facing seats. I heard another traveler comment that when she rides for too long in these seats, she starts to feel a little ill. I've noticed that, too. And so I wondered why our brains don't seem to like moving backwards. Can...



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