Latest Sensory neuron Stories
Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have identified the origin of olfactory nerve cells, finding that neural-crest stem cells – multipotent, migratory cells unique to vertebrates that give rise to many structures in the body – play a key role in building olfactory sensory neurons in the nose.
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.
An important new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has has identified a molecule that plays a critical role in the conversion of sound waves to brain signals.
The sense of touch is perhaps the most basic, most elementary of the senses. Yet, according to W. Daniel Tracey, PhD, there’s still plenty left to be discovered.
If you have ever looked over the edge of a cliff and felt dizzy, you understand the challenges faced by people who suffer from symptoms of vestibular dysfunction such as vertigo and dizziness.
Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch.
Researchers are decoding the patterns that connect different types of nerve cells.
A team co-led by neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shed light -- literally -- on circuitry underlying the olfactory system in mammals, giving us a new view of how that system may pull off some of its most amazing feats.
Harvard University neurobiologists have created mice that can "smell" light, providing a potent new tool that could help researchers better understand the neural basis of olfaction.
Two new studies reveal that the commonly used insect repellents DEET and citronellal each work through a dual stimulation of insect sensory systems.