sensory conflict

sen·so·ry con·flict

(sen'sŏr-ē kon'flikt)
A condition in which perceptions obtained through the senses of spatial orientation (e.g., visual, somatosensory) do not match. This frequently produces nausea.
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Based on the theories of sensory conflict [43]and neural storage [44], changes in visual stimulus could cause sensory conflicts between different modalities (vision, touch, etc.) which in turn could evoke different levels of virtually induced MS.
Some propose theories of motion sensitivity and visual vertigo result in a sensory conflict, or mismatch between the visual, vestibular and somatosensory systems.
This kind of "sensory conflict" may occur when our bodies detect motion that our eyes cannot see (such as during plane, ocean or car travel), or when our eyes perceive motion that our bodies cannot detect (such as during an IMAX film, when the camera swoops at high speed over the edge of steep cliffs and deep into gorges and valleys while our bodies remain sitting still).
All this sensory conflict makes you feel like you're starring in a movie, detached from the wild and whirling world, lit by your own personal spotlight.
On the other hand, a 3-D object flying off the screen causes a sensory conflict, which intensifies over a longer period.
In situations of sensory conflict, a patient with stroke can inappropriately depend on one particular system over another [22].
Used as a spinning platform to simulate movement encountered in flight, the chair tests a student's ability to perform standard in-flight tasks of varying complexity while learning to overcome sensory conflict.
These children showed significantly greater body sway (p < .005) than children with no documented deficit on all posturography trials that presented sensory conflict. The greatest amount of sway and "falls" occurred in conditions where the only available accurate sensory orientation input is from the vestibular system, indicating a lack of integration of vestibular information with visual and somatosensory inputs for postural control.
The most widely accepted theory is the sensory conflict theory put forth by Reason (1978) and Reason and Brand (1975).
The most popular explanation of motion sickness, the sensory conflict theory (Reason & Brand, 1975; Oman 1990) suggests that motion sickness results from the misinterpretation of concurrent sensory input from the visual and vestibular systems.
Traditional explanations of motion sickness are grounded in the concept of sensory conflict (e.g., Oman, 1982; Reason, 1978).