Latest Sense Stories
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.
The mechanics of instinctive behavior are mysterious.
Research published this week in the journal Nature Communications shows that a light-sensitive protein found in the human eye can act as a â€œcompassâ€ in the magnetic field when implanted into the eyes of Drosophila (flies).
A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, have uncovered a novel mechanism regulating gene expression and transcription linked to Spinocerebellar ataxia 7, an inherited neurological disorder.
By taking advantage of a "body swap" illusion, researchers have captured the brain regions involved in one of the most fundamental aspects of self-awareness: how we recognize our bodies as our own, distinct from others and from the outside world.
Everybody has heard about echolocation in bats and dolphins.
Our brain's understanding of spatial awareness is not triggered by sight alone, scientists have found, in a development that could help design technology for the visually impaired.
Blind people have been known to learn to make clicks with their mouths and to use the returning echoes from those clicks to sense their surroundings.
- An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
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