Why do we lean towards left

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A larger base resists the rise of the water level.
It rather *damps* the increase in the level.

Since your organs are not pressed against your lungs you are not accelerating downward.
This isn't a logical statement. The definition of acceleration doesn't include constraints of organs pressing against our lungs.
 
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Because your body has a natural instinctive response to resist external forces to stay upright and keep the vision-plane level. ...

This apparent "force" is what you are working against when you lean "into" the turn.
I didn't even think about that...so I guess the answer to the original question is, that you don't.
Guys, guys, guys. The OP does not mean "why do we deliberately lean to the left", he means "why do we fall to the left".

i.e. When a bus goes to the right, your body will appear to fall to the left. (It is simply inertia.)
 
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I am with Dave on this. You do not lean left, you keep going straight while the bus turns. Thus appearing to make you lean away from the turn.
 

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