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2012-12-12 23:22:01

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

Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology.

2012-12-02 05:04:43

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Dogs Inspire New Electronic Nose
2012-11-20 14:42:58

A dog’s nose is 1,000 times better at picking up scents than a human’s nose. As such, it only makes sense to model an electronic nose after the canine’s.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.

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.

Researchers Train Humans To Sense Like Rats
2012-11-06 12:01:01

Researchers have set out to learn whether humans can acquire the sense known as 'whisking' which is used by rats to sense their environment.

Brain Can Compensate For Minimal Visual Input
2012-11-02 08:57:31

Consciousness and perception have long been understood as being interlinked. But our perceptions may be related less to our sense of sight than was previously understood.

Lab Rats Can Fine-tune Their Sense Of Smell
2012-10-31 11:23:10

A new study by University of Chicago researchers showed that some animals are able to focus their sense of smell in much the same way that humans can focus their vision.

Neurons And The Sense Of Touch
2012-10-26 18:26:58

The sense of touch is perhaps the most basic, most elementary of the senses. Yet, according to W. Daniel Tracey, PhD, there’s still plenty left to be discovered.


Word of the Day
metagrabolized
  • totally perplexed and mixed up.
The word 'metagrabolized' is also spelled 'metagrobolized'.
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