Former professional ballet dancer Stephen Williams says he hasn't turned a pirouette he couldn't handle.
"I don't think I've ever been dizzy," says Williams, an instructor with the Central School of Ballet in London. "It has to do with the length of the training. You have to keep at it again, and again -- and again."
Like many ballet dancers who practice pirouettes and other spinning moves repetitively, Williams doesn't get that lightheaded sensation most people feel after spinning around.
Now, researchers at the Imperial College London say they've discovered differences in the ballet dancers' brain structure that help them suppress that dizzy feeling. They say their ballet brain study could lead to new therapies to help the estimated one in four people who suffer from chronic dizziness.… Read more