Scientists at the Imperial College of London believe that slight electrical shocks to the brain could be the ultimate cure for motion sickness. This method would lessen activity in the part of the brain that is responsible for processing motion, and researchers claim that this would provide considerable relief. An app could be used in conjunction with headphones to administer the electrical current.



As stated, this is still very much in the experimental phase, so it might be a couple of years before anyone can get their hands on it. However, Qadeer Arshad the lead researcher at the Imperial College is confident that "within five to 10 years people will be able to walk into the chemist and buy an anti-seasickness device."

The study that lead them to this conclusion involved volunteers who wore current-producing electrodes on their heads while they endured a motion sickness-inducing simulation. With the treatment, volunteers were less likely to feel nauseous and recovered considerably faster.

Michael Gresty, a professor at Imperial College said: "we are really excited about the potential of this new treatment to provide an effective measure to prevent motion sickness with no apparent side effects."

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