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 if you imagine an individual is looking at you. A leap forward in enhancing stability as we age may perhaps simply come throughout the research of the Achilles tendon. somebody will get "falling down under the influence of alcohol" as a result of a tiny constitution within the internal ear that floats while it turns into soaked in alcohol.
These and different astounding and valuable nuggets of knowledge are available during this full of life, 360-degree exploration of our body's most complicated, neglected sense—balance. Readers stick to award-winning technological know-how and future health author Carol Svec via numerous amenities as she talks with best scientists doing cutting-edge stability study. Svec interprets their such a lot interesting findings for the layperson in a manner that's hugely exciting and extensively available. She showcases the best devices utilized by researchers as she grills an egg in a digital kitchen, has her senses fooled through a model named Hans in a Tumbling Room, survives "the Vominator" with out wasting her lunch, and studies 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 examine is being utilized at the present time to aid those who find themselves sick, aged, disabled, or just vulnerable to movement disorder; and gives a glimpse at what creative, very likely life-changing advances will be coming down the road.

Whether you've got a stability affliction or care approximately somebody who does, are an athlete or performer whose livelihood will depend on stability, or simply love available, page-turning well known technological know-how, you may be enlightened and entertained via this appreciation of our advanced super-sense.

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