Spatial attention and running influence individual neurons independently with different dynamics.
Study identifies a specific protein in sensory neurons that detects mechanical itch stimuli such as an insect crawling on the skin or when one touches an object that irritates the skin.
People who enjoy ASMR have heightened sensory sensitivity, a new study reports. Many people who react positively to ASMR also experience higher levels of bodily awareness, greater sensitivity to bodily sensations, and often are easily overstimulated by their environment.
A gene commonly associated with the sense of touch may also play an important role in the sense of smell, researchers report.
We perceive the thickness of liquid food based on logarithmic stimuli, in a similar way to which we perceive visual or auditory information.
Researchers shed light on how sensory information and cognitive processing interact in the brain to produce our perception of the world around us.
Findings shed new light on the role the prefrontal cortex plays in sensory processing and perception.
When we lie down, our brains decrease reliance on information related to the external world and increase reliance on internal perceptions generated by the sense of touch.