sensory biology
Introducing Batman
Introducing Batman
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2017
Daniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
A study traces proteins’ evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.
Fish Smell ATP to Find Food
Fish Smell ATP to Find Food
Sandhya Sekar | Sep 1, 2017
Sensory neurons in the tip of the zebrafish nose respond to molecular signals released from food sources.
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Why I Had My Sense of Flavor Genotyped
Bob Holmes | May 1, 2017
One person’s quest to get to the bottom of the unique way he experiences food
Computers That Can Smell
Computers That Can Smell
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
Teams of modelers compete to develop algorithms for estimating how people will perceive a particular odor from its molecular characteristics.
Understanding Body Ownership and Agency
Understanding Body Ownership and Agency
Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | May 1, 2017
Understanding how people recognize and control their own bodies could help researchers develop therapies for those who’ve lost their sense of self.
Book Excerpt from <em>Flavor</em>
Book Excerpt from Flavor
Bob Holmes | Apr 30, 2017
Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.
Understanding the Connection Between Synesthesia and Absolute Pitch
Understanding the Connection Between Synesthesia and Absolute Pitch
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers investigate the unusual association of musical sounds with tastes or colors through the lens of another perceptual quirk.
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.
Artificial Touch Enabled
Artificial Touch Enabled
Jef Akst | Oct 13, 2016
A quadriplegic 28-year-old man senses touch via stimulation of electrodes implanted in his somatosensory cortex.