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


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’ve heard that as you get older, the fluid in your inner ear decreases and messes with equilibrium/balance, so when you get shaken around you dont recover as quickly as you do as a young person.

I lovd roller coasters growing up–did the Harry Potter ride at universal studios in my late 20s and I felt absolutely horrible. It messed me up that day, and I notice that I can only do so many rides in a give time before I get sick.

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