Re: Look backwards for safety

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 13:16:37 MDT

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > > Years ago, I read an article about a NASA researcher who came up with a
> > > technique for inoculating you against all manner of motion sickness. The
> > > trouble was that it required about a dozen hours of non-stop nausea.
> > >
> > > I've wondered whether if it were commercially available, I would go through
> > > it, in order to gain a lifetime of being able to read on long car rides,
> > > etc. And just who volunteers for studies like this....
> >
> > Well, as a kid I used to purposely go on the worst carnival rides
> > repeatedly in order to build up my resistance to motion sickness. I used
> > to get quite nauseous while reading in a moving car, but no longer. The
> > 'Turkish Twist' was one of my favorites.
> I've been through what amounts to the same thing--Meniere's Disease. I no
> longer have attacks, but I can still experience motion sickness (I could
> always read in a car, though). The vestibular system is a complex thing,
> and it's hard to predict how it will respond to overstimulation or
> infection.

Hmmm, I used to get ear infections a lot as a kid as well. I wonder if
that had some effect on my sensitivity.

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