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Reading Into The Brain To Understand How Neurons Represent The World
2013-04-23 15:33:22

We know the world through the sensory representations within our brain. Such "reconstruction" is performed through the electrical activation of neural cells, the code that contains the information that is constantly processed by the brain. If we wish to understand what are the rules followed by the representation of the world inside the brain we have to comprehend how electrical activation is linked to the sensory experience.

Study Finds Hot And Cold Senses Interact
2013-04-09 10:20:59

A study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine offers new insights into how the nervous system processes hot and cold temperatures.

Your Nose Isn’t The Only Organ That Can Smell
2013-04-08 12:47:35

A new study has shown that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose.

2013-04-04 23:02:42

Alan Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P, board-certified neurologist and nationally recognized smell and taste expert, is featured in an educational program, “Power of Scent” that is currently airing on

2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Taste Perception: Connecting The Molecular Dots
2013-03-07 05:16:27

A consortium of scientists has identified a new protein regulator of taste, findings that help unlock the mystery of exactly how cells transmit taste information to the brain for three out of the five primary taste types.

Phantom Pain In Amputees Linked To The Brain
2013-03-06 05:38:54

A new brain imaging study from Oxford University reveals that the phantom pain many amputees feel in the missing limb is linked to changes in the brain that occur following amputation.

Turning Off The Cold: Neuroscientists Remove Chilly Protein From Skin
2013-02-13 07:59:08

Are you tired of being cold all the time? Do you wish you could turn the cold off at the push of a button? Well neuroscientists from the University of South Carolina (USC) may have some good news for you.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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