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Curious Kids: when I stop spinning, why do I feel dizzy and the world looks like it’s tilting?

By Rebecca Lim, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Anatomy), University of Newcastle
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Why do you get dizzy when you stop spinning? - Finn, 7

Why does it look like the world is tilting when I spin around really fast, and then lie down? - Milosh, 7, Brisbane

Great questions, Finn and Milosh!

Your ears are really amazing. They help you hear and help you balance. And when you walk, run, jump and spin around, the parts of your ear that help you balance get really excited. Here’s what’s going on in your ears…

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