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Latest Mechanoreceptor Stories

2014-07-01 08:30:40

Bainpath is a fingertip-tracing-device, stimulating the brain, as the user repeatedly traces textures on the surfaces of the device: textures indent into 3000 mechanoreceptors in each fingertip, to

Touch Receptors In Skin Distinguish Textures Via Vibrations
2013-10-01 07:19:43

Humans can distinguish between fine textures, such as silk or satin, through vibrations a new study has found. These vibrations are picked up by two separate sets of nerve receptors in the skin and relayed to the brain.

2012-12-12 23:22:01

When you walk into a darkened room, your first instinct is to feel around for a light switch.

Crocodiles And Alligators Are Actually Sensitive Creatures
2012-11-08 14:12:17

Crocodiles and alligators are well-known for being cold-blooded and having thick skin, but new research from a pair of Vanderbilt University scientists has shown that the ancient reptiles can be quite sensitive.

2011-12-22 15:33:07

Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch.

2011-12-10 02:00:24

People with a certain form of inherited hearing loss have increased sensitivity to low frequency vibration.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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