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  • Secrets of the Senses

    Everyday Miracles

    September 1, 2006 | Mariette DiChristina | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Vision: A Window into Consciousness

    In their search for the mind, scientists are focusing on visual perception--how we interpret what we see

    September 1, 2006 | Nikos K. Logothetis | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Dying To See

    Studies of the lens of the eye not only could reveal ways to prevent cataracts but also might illuminate the biology of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases in which cells commit suicide

    September 1, 2006 | Ralf Dahm | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Neuromorphic Microchips

    Compact, efficient electronics based on the brain's neural system could yield implantable silicon retinas to restore vision, as well as robotic eyes and other smart sensors

    September 1, 2006 | Kwabena Boahen | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Listening with two ears

    Studies of barn owls offer insight into just how the brain combines acoustic signals from two sides of the head into a single spatial perception

    September 1, 2006 | Masakazu Konishi | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Music And The Brain

    What is the secret of music's strange power? Seeking an answer, scientists are piecing together a picture of what happens in the brains of listeners and musicians

    September 1, 2006 | Norman M. Weinberger | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    How the Blind Draw

    Blind and sighted people use many of the same devices in sketching their surroundings, suggesting that vision and touch are closely linked

    September 1, 2006 | John M. Kennedy | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Phantom Limbs

    People who have lost an arm or a leg often perceive the limb as though it were still there. Treating the pain of these ghostly appendages remains difficult

    September 1, 2006 | Ronald Melzack | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Are you ready for a New Sensation?

    As biology meets engineering, scientists are designing the sensory experiences of a new tomorrow

    September 1, 2006 | Kathryn S. Brown | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    The Molecular Logic Of Smell

    Mammals can recognize thousands of odors, some of which prompt powerful responses. Recent experiments illuminate how the nose and brain may perceive scents

    September 1, 2006 | Richard Axel | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Hearing Colors, Tasting Shapes

    People with synesthesia--whose senses blend together--are providing valuable clues to understanding the organization and functions of the brain

    September 1, 2006 | Edward M. Hubbard and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran | 0

  • Secrets of the Senses

    Making Sense of Taste

    How do cells on the tongue register the sensations of sweet, salty, sour and bitter? Scientists are finding out--and discovering how the brain interprets these signals as various tastes

    September 1, 2006 | David V. Smith and Robert F. Margolskee | 0

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