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Offline Seany

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Why do we get carsick?
« on: 01/06/2007 17:52:15 »
I hate it when I get carsick.. I don't usually.. But.. I feel ill and tummy feels weird and I feel sick!!

Why do we get carsick?


 

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Why do we get carsick?
« Reply #1 on: 02/06/2007 19:35:09 »
I used to get carsick a lot when I was a kid. Particularly winding roads like the one going from my home now to a place called redding would make me car sick, especially when they were driving to fast! The road is full of really tight windy curves oooh yucky! Thinking about it brings back bad memories and makes my mouth water.. LOL I can do it now but must be driving slower then the normal traffic! LOL
 

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Why do we get carsick?
« Reply #2 on: 03/06/2007 12:58:17 »
Yup.. But what part of our body senses this "windiness of roads" and starts making us feel sick?
 

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Why do we get carsick?
« Reply #3 on: 07/06/2007 07:45:19 »
I believe and am no expert, But I worked on a bulb farm on the line , a conveyer belt and the belt moves along whilst you try to keep your eye on the bulb , but if you are watching the belt move and standind stii your eyes create a problem making you ill just like car sickness. Outside of the car the objects are stationary, but the car is moving faster and when the road is also windy and curvy,  start so make you feel nausiated.. I wonder if it is like that virtual boy game I bought my kids It can make you nautious and sick when you put your eyes in the mask area and watch the objects move. I think it has something to do with how our eyes are tracking moving and non moving objects,, So I would say it isn't really the stomach until you get sick I think it is the eyes and head that cause the initial feelings of car sickness. Not positive though!

 

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