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Latest Sensory system Stories

New Hearing Implant Uses Less Power, No External Hardware
2014-02-10 07:25:53

Hundreds of thousands of deaf, or near-deaf people around the world have benefited from cochlear implants. While these devices are undoubtedly a good thing, the hardware to make them work has been somewhat of a pain.

Amputee Feels Sensory Rich Information In Real-time With Bionic Hand
2014-02-06 10:59:41

Dennis Aabo Sorensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information -- in real-­time -- with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm; Sorensen could grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching while blindfolded

Spending A Week In Darkness May Improve Hearing Loss
2014-02-06 06:02:44

It has long been known that if you take away once sense from a person, the other four will become more finely tuned. A new study, published in Neuron, reveals that minimizing a person's sight for as little as a week may help improve the brain's ability to process hearing.

How Do Honeybees Taste?
2014-02-05 11:29:13

New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.

2014-01-24 11:21:52

New research from the Monell Center reveals humans can use the sense of smell to detect dietary fat in food.

2014-01-24 11:19:56

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face.

2014-01-22 12:28:58

Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a 'brake', limiting spontaneous pain.

Study Debunks ESP
2014-01-14 11:19:05

A new study shows that the human mind can perceive change without knowing exactly what has changed, evidence against the existence of extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as a sixth sense.

How Do Fruit Flies Detect Sweet Foods?
2014-01-14 10:01:27

UC Riverside research opens door for investigations into taste receptors of mosquitoes and other deadly insects


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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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.