Which part of the ear is used as a balance mechanism for the body please?
There is a section of the inner ear called the semi-circular canals which are a major contributor towards our balance system. They are filled with a special fluid which 'swirls' around in response to movement, activating some very specialist nerve receptor cells which communicate with our brain to tell us how we are moving. The others parts of our body involved in balance are our eyes (which tell us where we are in relation to the horizon)? and our feet (which tell us which direction our body is leaning in).
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