Without your balance, life feels downside-up

balanceA recent article in the Washington Post intrigued me. The byline was, "Ever wondered about how we stay on our feet?" 

they write, '"Most people would say you have five senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. Recently, scientists have expanded their view of what makes up a sense. For example, some would argue that hunger is a sense and that the abilities to feel pain and pressure are senses.

Without your sense of balance, you couldn’t stand or walk without falling on your face. Balance is the result of the brain processing information that comes from three systems: your eyes, your inner ear and something called proprioception."

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