Gravity and the Human Body

  • Published16 Jun 2017
  • Reviewed16 Jun 2017
  • Author
  • Source TED

Our bodies function necessarily under the presence of gravity; how blood pumps, a sense of balance and bone growth are all due to life in a world where gravity is an inescapable reality. Armed with experiments from neuroscientists David Hubel and Torten Wiesel, astronaut Jay Buckey presents a thought experiment: How would our bodies work without the force of gravity? 

Lesson by Jay Buckey, animation by TED-Ed. View Full Lesson:

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