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Monkeys Accept Virtual Arms as Own

By | August 26, 2013

In a variation of the classic rubber-hand experiment, researchers have shown how the macaque brain can confuse visual and tactile stimuli.

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Why Mice Like Massages

By | February 1, 2013

Researchers pinpoint a gene marker for neurons sensitive to gentle touch such as grooming.

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Human Whiskers

By | February 1, 2013

Scientists probe our sense of touch for a feedback loop between sensation and motion.

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Testing for Whisker Sense

By | February 1, 2013

A subject participates in an experiment devised by Weizmann Institute of Science researcher Ehud Ahissar to probe the neurological mechanics of tactile sensations.

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How Plants Feel

By | December 1, 2012

A hormone called jasmonate mediates plants' responses to touch and can boost defenses against pests.

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Contributors

September 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Sense and Sensibility

By | September 1, 2012

Why is tactile perception so fundamental to life?

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Speaking of Science

By | September 1, 2012

September 2012's selection of notable quotes

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A Nose for Touch

By | September 1, 2012

The remarkable ability of the star-nosed mole to interpret its surroundings through touch is yielding clues about mammalian sensory processing in general.

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Good Vibrations

By | September 1, 2012

Researchers are learning how species from across the animal kingdom use seismic signals to mate, hunt, solve territorial disputes, and much more.

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