News tagged with whiskers

Mapping face sensation in the brainstem

Filippo Rijli and his group at the FMI have shown how the formation of a sensory topographic map in the brainstem is controlled by a single transcription factor, thus shedding light on a decades-old question in neuroscience. ...

Oct 23, 2015
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Rats take high-speed multisensory snapshots

When animals are on the hunt for food they likely use many senses, and scientists have wondered how the different senses work together. New research from the laboratory of CSHL neuroscientist and Assistant Professor Adam ...

May 07, 2013
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Decoding touch

With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A study, in which some scientists of SISSA have taken part, shows that it is possible to understand what specific ...

Apr 23, 2013
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