Quantcast

Latest Sense Stories

Study Finds Hot And Cold Senses Interact
2013-04-09 10:20:59

A study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine offers new insights into how the nervous system processes hot and cold temperatures.

Your Nose Isn’t The Only Organ That Can Smell
2013-04-08 12:47:35

A new study has shown that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose.

2013-04-04 23:02:42

Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P, board-certified neurologist and nationally recognized smell and taste expert, is featured in an educational program, “Power of Scent” that is currently airing on

2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.

Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation.

Turning Off The Cold: Neuroscientists Remove Chilly Protein From Skin
2013-02-13 07:59:08

Are you tired of being cold all the time? Do you wish you could turn the cold off at the push of a button? Well neuroscientists from the University of South Carolina (USC) may have some good news for you.

Stereo Sniffing Helps Common Moles Detect Their Food
2013-02-06 15:05:32

Almost all mammals, including us humans, can see and hear in stereo. But which other of our senses might utilize a 3D approach for more effective operation? It turns out that other sense might just be the sense of smell.


Word of the Day
dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.