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Sneezing after being exposed to a bright light is called the photic sneeze reflex. Its cause is not well understood, but it may occur when nerves near those associated with sneezing become overstimulated.

Photic sneeze reflex - Wikipedia

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The photic sneeze reflex is a condition that causes variable difficulty to control sneezing in ... He assumed that looking at the sun's light made the eyes water, and then that .... Sneezing gen...

Looking at the Sun Can Trigger a Sneeze - Scientific American

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Jan 10, 2008 ... Have you ever emerged from a matinee movie, squinted into the sudden burst of sunlight and sneezed uncontrollably? Up to a third of the ...

Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun? » Scienceline

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Nov 9, 2009 ... Have you ever stepped out of a dim subway station into the sunshine ... There's still no hard evidence to fully explain sun sneezing, but scientific .... She has the talent of being able to 'make' herself sneeze simply by looking up ...

Here's why the Sun makes some people sneeze, according to ...

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Oct 30, 2015 ... It's called the 'photic sneeze reflex' and is more common than you'd ... his Book of Problems: "Why does the heat of the Sun provoke sneezing, ...

Does the sun make you sneeze? It's not just you - The Body Odd

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Jun 5, 2012 ... Sometimes, a funny thing happens when Dr. Roberta Pagon looks directly into the sun. She sneezes. Not just once though, but usually three ...

BBC - Future - Why looking at the light makes us sneeze

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Jun 24, 2015 ... If you find yourself sneezing when you come from the dark into the light, ... "why does the heat of the Sun provoke sneezing, and not the heat of the fire? ... that he could make her sneeze by flashing lights into her eyes at a rate ...

Why Does Bright Light Make Me Sneeze? | Popular Science

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Jan 4, 2016 ... Perhaps as many as a quarter of us sneeze when we look at a bright ... Aristotle proposed that the sun's heat dries nasal fluid, causing the nose to tingle. ... of the optic nerve, such as you'd get from stepping into bright sunlight, ...

Why Does Light Help Some People Sneeze? | Mental Floss

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Oct 19, 2015 ... When you feel a sneeze building up but it doesn't seem to want to come out, ... PSR is reflexive sneezing set off by light, especially light from the sun. ... cough drops, Listerine strips and some breath mints make me sneeze?

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Nov 8, 2007 ... ... look into the sun? I hadn't even heard of that until you asked your question! ... Why do people sneeze when they look into the sun? -A curious adult ... And it's even harder to make yourself sneeze on cue!) Your body has lots ...