Latest Sense Stories
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.
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.
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