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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.
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
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2017 issue of
Book Excerpt from
Bob Holmes | Apr 30, 2017
Author Bob Holmes dove into the taste-determining realm of his genome.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.
Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations
Sandeep Ravindran | Aug 31, 2016
From the gut and airways to the blood, muscle, and skin, diverse sensory receptors are doing unconventional things.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2016
Odors experienced via the mouth are essential to our sense of taste.
Lack of Taste
Tracy Vence | Feb 17, 2015
Scientists pinpoint how penguins may have lost their ability to sense sweet, umami, and bitter flavors.
How a Memory Is Made
Molly Sharlach | Nov 13, 2014
Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2014
Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods.