( j a d e d, c y n i c a l, p a r a n o id ) (darkemagick) wrote in thequestionclub,
( j a d e d, c y n i c a l, p a r a n o id )


I tried searching on Google but it gave mainly medical reasons - hence I'm asking the question here.

Why do people feel nauseous or vomit after seeing something disgusting? I know there are other examples, but right now I can only think of Gone Baby Gone because I just watched it (the main character vomited after seeing the body in the bathtub). I understand vomiting is the body's way of ejecting perceived poisons inside the body, so how come seeing disgusting images trigger the gag reflex?

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