Touch

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Learn the basics of how neurons fire, and explore what we can learn from the feeling of banging our funny bone.
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What is an itch? That insistent tickle demanding that you cease whatever you are doing and claw with your fingernails at a particular spot on your skin.
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Whiskers give mice a tactile advantage. Scientists study the brains of mutant mice to learn about the development of specific brain regions, such as those involved in touch.
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The brain receives information about the outside world via the senses. But how much of this information do we actually notice?
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Synesthesia is a condition in which stimulation of one sense automatically evokes a perception in an unstimulated sense.
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From the stands at sports events, we marvel at the actions of athletes. But in fact, each of us in our daily activities performs a host of complex, skilled movements that are just as remarkable.
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Touch is the sense by which we determine the characteristics of objects: size, shape, and texture.
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This site provides experiments on hearing, smell, taste, touch, and vision designed for students in primary and secondary school classrooms.
  • Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
In this lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn about their five senses.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

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