vestibular system

Keeping your head upright may seem like a trivial task, but the neural circuitry required to perform this task is rather complex and not fully understood. This circuitry starts with the vestibular system: a sensory system in the inner ear that relies on hair cells to detect movements, and to provide our sense of balance… Read more

The vestibular system, in vertebrates, is part of the inner ear. In most mammals, the vestibular system is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution to the sense of balance and spatial orientation for the purpose of coordinating movement with balance. Together with the cochlea, a part of the auditory system, it constitutes the… Read more

Although most cases of chronic dizziness occur as a result of physical disorders, psychiatric issues can be a cause — or a consequence — of chronic dizziness, according to a new case report. Chronic dizziness can result from a number of underlying health problems, most commonly involving neurologic, vestibular and cardiac diseases. For patients who… Read more

What Is Motion Sickness?

Motion sickness is a condition that happens in association with travel or movement when a difference occurs between visually perceived movement and the vestibular system’s sense of bodily movement. Most kinds are considered terrestrial motion sickness, such as being carsick, airsick, seasick, or sick from reality simulation. Symptoms include dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, depressed appetite, nonspecific malaise… Read more