Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Sun, 17th Oct 2010

Why does travelling backwards make you feel ill?

Train carriage seating (c) StuporesMundi

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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