The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?  (Read 4992 times)

sharkeyandgeorge

  • Guest
Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« on: 09/03/2005 10:48:48 »
does anyone know why when i look at a bright light i sneeze this happens to other people too is it a reflex to get you to stop looking at bright light to protect your eyes?

Interesting, no the other thing... tedious.
The philosopher Bender


 

Online chris

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 5337
  • Thanked: 65 times
  • The Naked Scientist
    • View Profile
    • The Naked Scientists
Re: Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2005 11:22:40 »
We've discussed this one before, but here's a quick link to the answer, which is that this phenomenon is known as the photic sneeze reflex and affects about 1 person in 4

Chris

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"
 - Groucho Marx
 

sharkeyandgeorge

  • Guest
Re: Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2005 18:42:02 »
thanks chris only when looking at the link did i realise i had contributed to it DOH! probably why i seemed such a good topic

Giggidy Giggidy Goo
The philosopher Q man
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Re: Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2005 18:42:02 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums