Rats fed either a diet of soft or hard foods showed differences in jaw activity and muscle control when a chewing-related region of the brain was stimulated. Findings reveal the anterior cortical masticatory area strongly influences the regulation of chewing and is influenced by sensory input during development.
Researchers say the order in which your senses interact with food items impacts how much you enjoy your meal.
Study reveals how lipids interact with grape tannins, masking the unfavorable taste of certain wine compounds and altering taste perception.
Study of people who are unable to feel touch reveals surprising new details about how we unconsciously embody our physical selves.
Researchers have identified a novel neural network in fruit flies that converts external stimuli of varying intensity into decisions about whether to act.
Sensorimotor problems associated with ASD are caused by several complex and precise neurobiological processes, including differences in the way those with autism perceive the world around them.
Older adults with a higher ability to process sensations, including vision, olfaction, hearing, and touch, had half the risk of being diagnosed with cognitive decline than their peers who were less capable at sensory processing tasks.
When exposed to auditory stimulation, visual areas of the brain decreased in activity. Findings suggest sound can strongly draw attention away from what we are looking at.
Exposure to antidepressants during the first few weeks of pregnancy has long term implications for sensory processing in the offspring.