News tagged with sensory stimuli
Famed violinist Itzhak Perlman sees a deep forest green whenever he plays a B-flat on his Stradivarius' G string. The A on the E string is red.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 10, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (7) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—Leaving the house in the morning may seem simple, but with every move we make, our brains are working feverishly to create maps of the outside world that allow us to navigate and to remember ...
Neuroscience May 03, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—In the absence of any real progress in defining neuronal codes for the brain, the simple idea of the grandmother cell continues to percolate through the scientific and popular literature. Many r ...
Neuroscience May 10, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In two landmark papers in the journal Nature this week, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report that they have identified a class of proteins that detect "painful touch."
Medical research Feb 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
We've known for a while that the vestibular system in the inner ear is responsible for helping us keep our balance. And while researchers have already developed a basic understanding of how the brain constructs our perceptions ...
Neuroscience Oct 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Even with a constant task, human performance fluctuates in time-scales from seconds to minutes in a fractal manner. In a recent study a Finnish research group found that the individual variability in the ...
Neuroscience Feb 12, 2013 | 3 / 5 (3) | 1 |
In order to get a better picture of our surroundings, the brain has to integrate information from different senses, but how does it know which signals to combine? New research involving scientists from the ...
Neuroscience Dec 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Structure of a bond formed by two proteins critical for hearing and balance described for the first time
Researchers have mapped the precise 3-D atomic structure of a thin protein filament critical for cells in the inner ear and calculated the force necessary to pull it apart.
Medical research Nov 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in the skin that react to massage
The skin is a human being's largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn. Previous studies have shown that these ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Children with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons and sponges, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists.
Autism spectrum disorders May 21, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
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