Latest Somatosensory system Stories
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.
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.
People with paralyzing spinal cord injuries (SCI) now have access to a glove created by Georgia Tech researchers. This glove may improve motor skills and feeling in their hands.
Sight. Sound. Touch. These are just a few of the senses that the body has. This theme of senses was the subject of a recent study by neuroscientists who reported a relationship between touch and emotion via the brain’s primary somatosensory cortex.
Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.
A new app developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University helps visually impaired students with math problems.
A gene known to control lens development in mice and humans is also crucial for the development of neurons responsible for mechanosensory function, as neurobiologists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have now discovered.
We all know that it can take a little while for our hearing to bounce back after listening to our iPods too loud or attending a raucous concert.
Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch.
People with a certain form of inherited hearing loss have increased sensitivity to low frequency vibration.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.