Seasickness and science: Are your ‘sea legs’ in your brain or your muscles?

8138924-3x2-940x627There’s nothing like the joy of being in a boat on the open sea — fresh air, wind in your hair and… oh wait, the overwhelming urge to throw up.

Sea travel predates the written word and for millennia our ancestors have suffered the ignominy of seasickness. Even the great Charles Darwin was afflicted by it on The Beagle.
Scientists generally agree the best defence against seasickness is the ability to adapt to the motion of a boat or a ship — this is also known as getting your ‘sea legs’.
But there is debate about how we do this.

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Author: kiwozikonnections

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