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Two psychologists recently demonstrated that a sense of fear and impending danger can change our spatial perception of an approaching object.
A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,
A University of Michigan biophysical chemist and his colleagues have discovered the smallest and fastest-known molecular switches made of RNA, the chemical cousin of DNA.
Our brains are better at hearing new and approaching sounds than detecting when a sound disappears.
Have you ever noticed that a sip of the freshly brewed beverage can never quite match the smell of roasted beans wafting around your favorite coffee house?
A targeted approach to treating toxoplasmosis, a parasitic disease, shows early promise in test-tube and animal studies, where it prevented the parasites from making selected proteins.
When it comes to flavor, the tongue is very basic. Most of our experience of flavur comes from our olfactory system: our nose and sinuses.
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