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The Science Behind Why You Feel Sick When You Try to Read in the Car

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The Science Behind Why You Feel Sick When You Try to Read in the Car

Some people get carsick when they try to read on the road, other people do it blissfully, but if you’re one of those folks who just can’t get through a page without feeling nauseous, there’s finally a good reason for it. Essentially, your brain thinks it’s being poisoned. Here’s why. The Science of Us explains in greater detail, but here’s the highlights, from an interview with neuroscientist and author Dean Burnett on NPR. In short, it all starts with the Thalamus, one part of your brain responsible for interpreting sensory signals. When you’re moving normally, or even driving, your body...

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