Why do adults have more negatively visceral reactions to carnival rides and roller coasters?

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As a kid, I loved carnival rides that flung me around. Now I can’t handle them. What happens to cause such a change? I imagine it’s got something to do with the inner ear and equilibrium?

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I must disagree with your first premise. I am 64 and love the front seat of coasters, looping upside down and twisting in spirals. I especially love the first drop, I love the feelings it evokes in my body, and I know LOTS of people my age who feel the same. So it might be more accurately asked, “why do most people” or “some people” but there is no objective principle at work here, just the individual’s experiences and associations. That’s why you have senior citizen skydivers, etc.

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