The Mystery of Motion Sickness, A TED-Ed Animated Lecture

Writer Rose Eveleth explores the science of motion sickness and the many medical mysteries that surround it in this TED-Ed animated lecture. The animation is by Tom Gran.

Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it’s a seemingly simple problem that’s still without a cure. And if you think it’s bad on a long family car ride, imagine being a motion sick astronaut!