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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: ukmicky on 28/02/2021 17:22:54

Title: Why do we get that dizzy feeling?
Post by: ukmicky on 28/02/2021 17:22:54
Hi all .


The question sounds easy but there are three parts to this question and it gets a bit more complicated as you work your way through the questions . I know the answer to question one, as many will, but it may be helpful for others if someone explains and then if you know, is a link with question two and  three  and if so ,why.

1. Why do we get dizzy normally .

2. Why do we get dizzy when we are are up high and look down over the edge.

3 why do we sometimes get dizzy when we watch someone like Fred DIbnah walk across a plank of wood hundreds of feet up on television without physically  being there. Well I do.

Title: Re: Why do we get that dizzy feeling?
Post by: charles1948 on 07/03/2021 23:08:03
Hi all .


The question sounds easy but there are three parts to this question and it gets a bit more complicated as you work your way through the questions . I know the answer to question one, as many will, but it may be helpful for others if someone explains and then if you know, is a link with question two and  three  and if so ,why.

1. Why do we get dizzy normally .

2. Why do we get dizzy when we are are up high and look down over the edge.

3 why do we sometimes get dizzy when we watch someone like Fred DIbnah walk across a plank of wood hundreds of feet up on television without physically  being there. Well I do.


You're so right, I get dizzy going down an escalator, the downward movement makes my head go funny, and I feel like falling down the stairs, why is that
Title: Re: Why do we get that dizzy feeling?
Post by: thelistener on 11/05/2021 23:46:43
Hello,

Question 1: vertigo can occur when our sensory organs send conflicting signals to the brain
Question 2: we become dizzy at height as soon as the eyes cannot find a point of orientation. The sense of balance then tries to compensate for this.
Title: Re: Why do we get that dizzy feeling?
Post by: ukmicky on 29/05/2021 00:15:14
Hello,

Question 1: vertigo can occur when our sensory organs send conflicting signals to the brain
Question 2: we become dizzy at height as soon as the eyes cannot find a point of orientation. The sense of balance then tries to compensate for this.
So what your saying is even though I know Iím watching a video itís enough to trick my brain into thinking Iím actually up high .
Title: Re: Why do we get that dizzy feeling?
Post by: Bored chemist on 29/05/2021 01:30:21
It's an interesting question. We are a social species and it is important fro us to "see thing from another point of view".
It seems that, when we actually see that- via video- we act in much the  same way we would if we were there in person.

On the other hand watching Fred do this doesn't bother me much. Nor would it trouble me greatly to do the same thing.

I don't get queasy watching this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Why do we get that dizzy feeling?
Post by: charles1948 on 29/05/2021 23:40:41
I don't mind watching it.  Doing it, is what I want to avoid.