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2012-05-02 11:39:49

People with good hearing also have a keen sense of touch; people with impaired hearing generally have an impaired sense of touch.

2012-05-02 09:58:03

Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Gives Pigeons Built-in GPS
2012-04-27 04:53:47

Certain neurons in the brains of pigeons encode the direction and intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field, giving the birds an inborn internal global positioning system, according to a new study published Thursday in the journal Science.

2012-03-22 09:36:29

People born without a sense of smell experience higher social insecurity and increased risk for depression.

Brain Handles Odors In A Different Way
2012-03-22 05:44:48

Researchers from the Stowers institute for Medical Research have traced individual odor molecules in the brain to create a new model of how our sense of smell works.

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2012-03-14 10:32:54

How are 100 billion cells created, each with specific duties? The human brain is evidence that nature can achieve this. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have now taken a step closer to solving this mystery.

2012-03-12 19:52:43

Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.

2012-03-12 15:00:34

University of Rhode Island marine biologist Jacqueline Webb gets an occasional strange look when she brings fish to the Orthopedics Research Lab at Rhode Island Hospital.

2012-02-29 12:41:31

A new study reveals for the first time that activating the brain's visual cortex with a small amount of electrical stimulation actually improves our sense of smell.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.