Balance: A Dizzying Journey Through the Science of Our Most by Carol Svec

By Carol Svec

Some low-frequency sounds—such as noise from storms or truck engines—can make you're feeling dizzy and nauseated. An index finger's gentle contact can cease humans from wasting stability. you're extra susceptible to journey for those who imagine anyone is staring at you. A leap forward in enhancing stability as we age could simply come in the course of the learn of the Achilles tendon. someone will get "falling down inebriated" as a result of a tiny constitution within the internal ear that floats whilst it turns into soaked in alcohol.
These and different stunning and worthwhile nuggets of knowledge are available during this vigorous, 360-degree exploration of our body's most complex, neglected sense—balance. Readers persist with award-winning technological know-how and future health author Carol Svec via quite a few amenities as she talks with top scientists doing state of the art stability examine. Svec interprets their such a lot attention-grabbing findings for the layperson in a manner that's hugely enjoyable and commonly obtainable. She showcases the best devices utilized by researchers as she grills an egg in a digital kitchen, has her senses fooled by way of a model named Hans in a Tumbling Room, survives "the Vominator" with no wasting her lunch, and reports drunken dizziness inside of a police muster room. alongside the best way she cites case stories of individuals whose lives are plagued by stability disorder; explains how stability study is being utilized at the present time to assist people who find themselves sick, aged, disabled, or just vulnerable to movement illness; and offers a glimpse at what creative, almost certainly life-changing advances might be coming down the road.

Whether you may have a stability affliction or care approximately a person who does, are an athlete or performer whose livelihood is dependent upon stability, or simply love available, page-turning well known technology, you can be enlightened and entertained by means of this appreciation of our complicated super-sense.

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