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Latest Somatosensory system Stories

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.

Mobile Music Touch Musical Glove Helps People With Spinal Injuries
2012-07-18 09:05:35

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.

Link Between Touch And Emotion Discovered
2012-06-05 04:36:07

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.

2012-05-02 09:58:03

Vision and hearing are so crucial to our daily lives that any impairments usually become obvious to an affected person.

New Tablet App Helps Visually Impaired Students With Math
2012-03-06 04:04:14

A new app developed by researchers at Vanderbilt University helps visually impaired students with math problems.

2012-02-21 21:10:26

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.

2012-02-01 12:35:12

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.

2011-12-22 15:33:07

Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch.

2011-12-10 02:00:24

People with a certain form of inherited hearing loss have increased sensitivity to low frequency vibration.

2011-08-24 14:02:57

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new way to generate music and control computers.


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