Facts About Balance

  • To stay upright, your body must send a continual stream of data about its position to your brain — and your brain must continually tell your body how to move to keep its balance.
  • Balance is controlled in many parts of the brain, including the brain’s cerebellum.
  • Your brain finds out about your body position from many sources, including your eyes, proprioceptors around the body, and the semicircular canals and other chambers in the inner ear.
  • The semicircular canals whether you are nodding or shaking your head, detectors which tell your brain what is going on. head, the fluid in the canals and cavities lags a little, pulling on hair semicircular canals. called the utricle and saccule are linked to the arc three, tiny, fluid-filled co-ordination). loops in your inner ear (see the ear). receptors in your skin, muscles and joints (see and which way you are moving.
  • The utricle and saccule tell you if you tilt your head or if its movement