A cultural collaboration with deafblind people led to the development of a high-tech device to help navigate their world post-lockdown
A device could be use to transmit a camera’s video feed into moving patterns of electrical stimulation on the surface of the tongue.
When designing neuroprosthetic devices for users to control with their thoughts, engineers must take into account the sensory information brains collect from the environment and how it gets processed.
It’s intriguing how some people experience ASMR while others don’t - our latest research suggests that many ASMR responders are highly sensitive “orchids”.
New research shows people experience the ‘endowment effect’ of valuing an object more when they can touch it, even in virtual settings.
When death is looming, the warmth of a held hand can communicate deeply where words fail.
Nobel prizewinning research has revealed the various molecules that help us sense temperature, touch, pain, and even the positioning of our body parts.
These discoveries could help us treat a variety of conditions in the future – including chronic pain.
Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
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.
After a year of pandemic social distancing, we know touch is a much-desired privilege. In the Italian Renaissance, people longed to touch not only each other, but also religious sculptures.
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb.
At a time of pandemic, an extraordinary photographic project unfolded between sheets of clear plastic.
Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.
The loss of the simple act of hugging has taken a big emotional toll for many people during the pandemic.
The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
Feeling desperate for a hug? You’re not alone. Research suggests positive physical touch benefits our mental health.
All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, not because the senses have changed, but because the world has, writes a sensory historian.
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.