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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.
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.
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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