mechanoreception
Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin
Image of the Day: Stretchy Chicken Skin
The Scientist Staff | Aug 25, 2017
In a developing chicken embryo, skin cells pull on each other, forming multicellular mounds that eventually turn into properly-spaced feathers.
Seal Whiskers Can Detect Weak Water Currents
Seal Whiskers Can Detect Weak Water Currents
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2017
The marine predators may use the mechanosensory hairs to detect fish that are hiding motionless on the seafloor.
Hearing Explained
Hearing Explained
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
Observe the ins and outs of how our ears perceive sound.
Human Hearing: A Primer
Human Hearing: A Primer
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
How the human ear translates sound waves into nervous impulses
Grading on the Curve
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 1, 2012
Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.
Electric Dolphins?
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2011
Like many fish and amphibians, the Guiana dolphin can sense low levels of electrical activity in the water—an ability not previously reported in true mammals.