Eyeless <em>C. elegans</em> Perceives Colors: Study
Eyeless C. elegans Perceives Colors: Study
The roundworm uses cues from visible light to help avoid eating toxic bacteria with a distinguishing hue.
Eyeless C. elegans Perceives Colors: Study
Eyeless C. elegans Perceives Colors: Study

The roundworm uses cues from visible light to help avoid eating toxic bacteria with a distinguishing hue.

The roundworm uses cues from visible light to help avoid eating toxic bacteria with a distinguishing hue.

sensory biology
Neurons for Taste Loosely Distributed in Mouse Gustatory Cortex
Neurons for Taste Loosely Distributed in Mouse Gustatory Cortex
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2021
Neurological representations of different tastes—like those of different smells but unlike those of sight, hearing, and touch—do not cluster in distinct spots within a murine brain region, a study shows.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2021
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Researchers Make Mice Smell Odors that Aren&rsquo;t Really There
Researchers Make Mice Smell Odors that Aren’t Really There
Ruth Williams | Jun 18, 2020
Using optogenetics, scientists have simulated the sense of smell directly within the mouse brain to investigate the nature of olfactory perception.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2019
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
Smell May Be Possible Without Olfactory Bulbs
Smell May Be Possible Without Olfactory Bulbs
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2019
A study identifies five women who have a functioning sense of smell despite an apparent lack of olfactory bulbs—the region of the brain that processes odors.
Monkey Music?
Monkey Music?
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
Hear the muted symphony that one researcher thinks might be a close approximation to how macaques perceive the performance.
Image of the Day: Tactile Information
Image of the Day: Tactile Information
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019
Thicker calluses don’t dull sensitivity in feet.
Image of the Day: Target Practice
Image of the Day: Target Practice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 5, 2019
Bats move their ears fast to create frequency shifts in echoes that can give them more information about their prey targets or the surroundings they are navigating through.