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.
Researchers say the order in which your senses interact with food items impacts how much you enjoy your meal.
Mapping the thalamic reticular nucleus, researchers have identified two distinct subnetworks of neurons with different functions. Findings offer insight into more specific targets for therapeutics to alleviate some sensory, sleep, and attention symptoms associated with ASD and other disorders characterized by sensory hypersensitivity.
The brain suppresses the perception of the heartbeat, affecting our perception of other sensory stimuli. Researchers propose the brain's sensitivity to sensory stimuli depends on the cardiac cycle and the brain's perception of it.