Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?
Can Humans Sense Magnetic Fields?

A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.

A study of people’s brainwaves hints at their unconscious ability to perceive the Earth’s magnetic field.

sensory biology
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
A Keen Sense of Smell Appears to Go Hand in Hand with Spatial Memory
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2019
Authors of a small study say the two abilities likely evolved in tandem.
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Do Electric Fish Dream in Zaps?
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
Studying electrical communication in the wild requires braving the Amazon jungle with sensitive equipment.
Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields
Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields
Shawna Williams | Mar 19, 2018
Unlike in some animals, their sense of magnetoreception appears to be independent of blue light.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Selected images of the Day from the-scientist.com
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2018
For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.
Meet the Arachnid That May Add a New Chapter to the Book on Sensory Biology
Meet the Arachnid That May Add a New Chapter to the Book on Sensory Biology
Mary Bates | Dec 1, 2017
The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.
Whipping Boys
Whipping Boys
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.
An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?
An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers aim for a routine screen to detect the neurodegenerative disease—decades before symptoms appear.