Kids get motion sickness because they're still getting used to what the world is and how they exist in it, Adults get motion sickness because they're too stupid to comprehend they're moving even while sitting on their butts.
Edit for those who don't understand why : I equate self control and will power to intelligence. Both of which have been able to subdue the effects of motion sickness in people . Some people.
Lol...I was all geared up to get mad...this is too stupid for my anger! Lol
by Anonymous - Original Poster
February 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM
The brain can't comprehend what is happening to the body.
It doesn't happen with everyone, it only happens with a few.
Most people's brains can process those few facts, some people's can't.
Intelligence is linked to control over one's body, you can't just say "your brain is stupid, but you are super smart"
Motion is sensed by the brain through three different pathways of the
nervous system that send signals coming from the inner ear (sensing
motion, acceleration, and gravity), the eyes (vision), and the deeper
tissues of the body surface (proprioceptors).
When the body is moved intentionally, for example, when we walk, the
input from all three pathways is coordinated by our brain. When there is
unintentional movement of the body, as occurs during motion when
driving in a car, the brain is not coordinating the input, and there is
thought to be discoordination or conflict among the input from the three
pathways. It is hypothesized that the conflict among the inputs is
responsible for motion sickness.
The cause of motion sickness is complex, however, and the role of
conflicting input is only a hypothesis for its development. Without the
motion-sensing organs of the inner ear, motion sickness does not occur,
suggesting that the inner ear is critical for the development of motion
Visual input seems to be of lesser importance, since blind people can
develop motion sickness. Motion sickness is more likely to occur with
complex types of movement, especially movement that is slow or involves
two different directions (for example, vertical and horizontal) at the
The conflicting input within the brain appears to involve levels of the
neurotransmitters (substances that mediate transmission of signals
within the brain and nervous system) histamine, acetylcholine, and
So tell me...where does it say it only affects little kids or "stupid people"? Or that youth or intelligence are in any way a factor in motion sickness?
Motion sickness, even among EXPERTS, of which you are most assuredly not, is not completely understood. So tell me again...how does youth or perceived intelligence factor into whether someone is affected by motion sickness?
Find me a study. Find me proof. You made the assertion, now back it up.
And yet no one can explain to me why I am wrong.
Mostly because you don't really know what you're talking about.
Next you'll say that morning sickness is only for women who know they're pregnant or some such nonsense.
*shrug* I get motion sickness from 3-D movies, IMAX and lately I got sick from The Hobbit bc of the seats we were sitting in, even though it was filmed standard. (Nothing fancy, in other words)
"Intelligence is linked to control over one's body, you can't just say "your brain is stupid, but you are super smart""
That's BS. Intelligence refers to INTELLCTUAL functioning, not control over your body. It encompasses abstract thought, problem solving, understanding, self awareness, learning, reasoning, retaining and planning. The ability to hold a fart it's not really what makes you intelligent. Everyone's body has automated, unconscious functions. A person isn't a moron because he's incapable of controlling getting goosebumps or having his stomach rumble- or for having motion stimuli sending mixed signals and getting motion sickness. A person is stupid when she's ignorant about a topic and instead of admitting it and be willing to educate herself she tries to justify a stupid comment with more ignorance, like making up a definition of "intelligence" that's completely false.
But hey, I don't think anyone here is surprised that YOUR definition of intelligence involves the ability to fart on cue...