Why are we affected by our surroundings?

People with balance disorders of the inner ear can be affected by the built environment. The body’s balance system works by coordinating information from the balance organ in the inner ear, eyes and sensors in the body. People suffering from a vestibular disorder rely more heavily on the information from their eyes and sensors in the body and so certain environments may cause them to feel dizzy.

See below for articles and images of our complex environment.  

Dr Sarah Kirby is a Health Psychologist and an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Southampton

The built environment - Meniere's Society UK (pdf)