I have a child and she, like pretty much all the others it seems, loves spinny rides in the park. Adults often can't stand them.

In fact, I recall going from loving to hating dizziness over the space of about 3 years, at about the beginning of puberty.

Why do adults react more badly to dizziness than children?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any data to support your assertion "adults react more badly to dizziness than children" ? Because that could be just your own experience, not a general fact per se. $\endgroup$
    – alec_djinn
    Sep 30, 2016 at 11:58
  • $\begingroup$ @alec_djinn Well, I know this isn't exactly what you were going for, but when you think about it, if you ask most adults, they'll tell you they don't really like being dizzy. $\endgroup$
    – L.B.
    Sep 30, 2016 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ I found quite opposite: when I was kid, I was probably more sensitive to dizziness on rotation, and vomited easily. But in adult-age I'm much less sensitive to dizziness in rotation, and doesn't vomit in that so easily. but seemingly the direct amount of dizziness is probably as same as childhood. $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Oct 1, 2016 at 10:00
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe than adults the childrens are less worried about dizzy feeling (and more enthusiastic to rounding rides)... so maybe they report it a less. Also; maybe kids habituated in it for daily basis got desensitized... like professional Katthak dancers (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathak) $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Oct 1, 2016 at 10:04


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