Why Can’t We Walk Straight?

When we’re blind­fold­ed, we’re doomed to walk in cir­cles. The same thing hap­pens when we dri­ve and swim with­out the ben­e­fit of sight. Around and around we go. Robert Krul­wich, the cohost of the excel­lent Radi­o­lab show (iTunes — FeedSite), breaks this all down with some intrigu­ing ani­ma­tion. But let me add this lit­tle spoil­er alert. What makes us spin in cir­cles still defies sci­en­tif­ic expla­na­tion. H/T to Mike in Cam­bridge.

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  • vlad says:

    WOW! That’s amaz­ing — I knew that in for­est almost every per­son head always a bit right, but I did­n’t know that this hap­pens even while dri­ving a car! Fan­tas­tic! How­ev­er expla­na­tion need­ed ‑why sci­en­tist haven’t fig­ured why yet?

  • Ramasubramaniyan says:

    The video does­n’t reveal the rea­son for the ques­tion but for me it may be a cen­trifu­gal force of human while he/she blind­fold­ed

  • Ashoo Zoraster says:

    it is almost one year that i cant walk straight while i am walk­ing and i went to many Doc­tor but up to now no one found out wat is wrong wth me. when i wake up in the morn­ing i am like a drank man i cant walk walk well why?please help me
    Wish all sucess in life

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