Found this story on the BBC website this morning, and thought you guys might find it interesting, as it is bound to apply to figure skating as well as to ballet.

Ballet dancers develop differences in their brain structures to allow them to perform pirouettes without feeling dizzy, a study has found.

A team from Imperial College London said dancers appear to suppress signals from the inner ear to the brain.


And to hear the actual interview that the BBC did with the neurologist who led the research (Dr Barry Seemungal) and a former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet (Deborah Bull), you can (hopefully!) listen on this page (I don't think it is geo-blocked):

Why don't ballet dancers get dizzy when pirouetting?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this research.