Learn how the brain, eyes, skin and muscles help us achieve the incredible challenge of balancing.
- Your brain maintains balance by combining information from your eyes, ears, skin and muscles.
- Your eyes send signals telling the brain where you are in space.
- Pressure receptors in the skin signal which part of your body is touching the ground.
- Your muscles signal which parts of your body are moving.
In order to balance, your brain needs to know what virtually every inch of your body is doing.
So, as well as the balance organ in your ears, it also uses three other sensory systems.
Your eyes send visual information about where your body is in space.
Pressure receptors in ...
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