Nobel prizewinning research has revealed the various molecules that help us sense temperature, touch, pain, and even the positioning of our body parts.
Learning that our brains process information differently when we’re standing up or lying down has implications for how we study and assess brain function.
By looking at the eye bones and ear canals of extinct dinosaurs, researchers show that a small ancient predator likely hunted at night and had senses as good as a modern barn owl.
A curious kid asks: what do blind people experience in their dreams?
Arctic foxes have a few special talents that help them sneak up on unseen prey and pounce.
Proprioception is the sense that allows us to rapidly know without looking where each part of our body is.
Neuroscientists tackling the age-old question of whether perceptions of color hold from one person to the next are coming up with some interesting answers.
It’s been ten years since the term was coined. Here’s what researchers know so far.
Brains recognize a smell based on which cells fire, in what order – the same way you recognize a song based on its pattern of notes. How much can you change the ‘tune’ and still know the smell?
Your faithful friend’s view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
Imagine being able to detect a smell from more than a kilometre away. Dogs can sniff out things from a greater distance than that.
Many respiratory viruses cause us to temporarily lose our sense of smell. But SARS-CoV-2 isn’t like those other viruses. Researchers are now exploring how it differs and whether patients recover.
Mmmmmmm. That smells delicious. Wait, how do you know that?
With dreaded, invisible germs lurking on surfaces and in people, our surroundings are seen as a minefield – and we end up dulling one of our most valuable senses.
Patients who later test positive for COVID-19 are reporting early loss of smell and taste. Researchers are now trying to understand if this could be an early sign of the disease.
It’s hell to lose your sense of smell.
Odd findings in a brain scan of a 29-year-old woman have scientists asking new questions about how our sense of smell really works.
If artificial intelligence can amaze us with its prowess, there are many areas where it falls flat when compared to human and animal intelligence.
Brain functions integrate and compress multiple components of an experience, including sight and smell – which simply can’t be handled in the way computers sense, process and store data.
New multisensory approaches to presenting visual art propose solutions to barriers that limit access for marginalized audiences.