Latest Sensory system Stories
Researchers have set out to learn whether humans can acquire the sense known as 'whisking' which is used by rats to sense their environment.
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.
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.
A person's ability to taste certain bitter flavors might just be directly related to their ability to fight off upper respiratory tract infections,
Even though there has been the knowledge that certain foods pair well together, culinary connoisseurs chalked it up to a feeling more than anything scientific. However, recent research shows that the way food is perceived is based off of senses in the mouth.
Obese kids have less sensitive taste-buds than kids of normal weight.
A group of researchers from the United Kingdom who worked with deaf gerbils were recently able to give the animals the ability to hear again. The study is the first of its kind to replace damaged nerve cells with stem cells.
Have you ever noticed that a sip of the freshly brewed beverage can never quite match the smell of roasted beans wafting around your favorite coffee house?
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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