Latest Sense Stories
Scientists from the Monell Center report that seven of 12 related mammalian species have lost the sense of sweet taste.
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.
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.
Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch.
A discovery in fruit flies may be able to tell us more about how animals, including humans, sense potentially dangerous discomforts.
People with a certain form of inherited hearing loss have increased sensitivity to low frequency vibration.
Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows.
Fruit flies and mosquitoes share similar sensory receptors that allow them to distinguish among thousands of sensory cues – particularly heat and chemical odors – as they search for food or try to avoid danger.
Imagine you are playing ping-pong with a friend.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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