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Mechanisms Behind Response To Gentle Touch Discovered
2012-12-10 05:47:22

A team of researchers has reportedly discovered the group of nerve cells responsible for communicating the sensation of gentle touch in fruit flies -- and possibly in humans and other organisms as well -- potentially shedding light on one of most mysterious senses in all of biology.

Molecule That Converts Sound Into Brain Signals Found
2012-12-07 12:39:03

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.

Crocodiles And Alligators Are Actually Sensitive Creatures
2012-11-08 14:12:17

Crocodiles and alligators are well-known for being cold-blooded and having thick skin, but new research from a pair of Vanderbilt University scientists has shown that the ancient reptiles can be quite sensitive.

Scientists Use Inner Ear For Battery Power
2012-11-07 15:25:35

Researchers reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology that they have found a new way to help power an implantable electronic device in the ear, naturally.

Researchers Train Humans To Sense Like Rats
2012-11-06 12:01:01

Researchers have set out to learn whether humans can acquire the sense known as 'whisking' which is used by rats to sense their environment.

Brain Can Compensate For Minimal Visual Input
2012-11-02 08:57:31

Consciousness and perception have long been understood as being interlinked. But our perceptions may be related less to our sense of sight than was previously understood.

Neurons And The Sense Of Touch
2012-10-26 18:26:58

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.

Ability To Taste Linked To Better Respiratory Health
2012-10-09 11:05:30

A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,


Latest Sensory system Reference Libraries

Ear
2013-04-30 13:31:11

The ear is an organ from the auditory system that collects sounds, and also balances and enables body position. Formation and Orientation The ear can be broken down into the inner and outer ears. The outer part of the ear is the visible flap (auricle) and ear canal which collects sounds which create pressure that echoes through the middle ear. The inner ear, however, is embedded in the temporal bone. There are hollow areas of the inner ear that are filled with liquids and hair cells...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.