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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.
Researchers have found long-sought genes in the sensory hair cells of the inner ear that, when mutated, prevent sound waves from being converted to electric signals – a fundamental first step in hearing.
The latest Perspectives in General Physiology series examines the mechanisms of visual, aural, olfactory, and tactile processes that inform us about the environment.
New findings may lend insight into why some people are especially sensitive to bitter tastes.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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