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Balancing Act

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Moving effortlessly through the world and maintaining balance requires the use of specific areas in the brain that specialise in the processing of the information required for us to be able to do them.

By Mark Edwards and Michael Ibbotson

What can an earthquake simulator tell us about how our visual and vestibular systems communicate with each other to help us balance?

Mark Edwards is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University’s Department of Psychology. Michael Ibbotson is a Professor in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science at the Australian National University.

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