A new study reports sensory stimulation during the first two weeks of life is critical for establishing brain networks that help map sensation.
Researchers report on how specific neurons can process sensory information about temperature and facilitate a change in behavior to adapt to the climate.
A new study reports altering activity in the amygdala can eliminate cravings for sweet foods. Researchers believe the findings could help develop new treatments for eating disorders.
Researchers have successfully mapped brain networks that are responsible for perception and movements linked to touch. The findings may provide new insights into the connection between movement and touch.
Exposing crocodiles to a variety of auditory and visual stimuli while in an MRI, researchers discover their brain processing patterns resemble that of other mammals and birds. The researchers speculate the fundamental mechanisms of sensory processing were formed at an early evolutionary stage.
A new study reveals both auditory and visual learning follow similar principles. The findings, researchers report, could help in the development of new approaches to restore sensory deficits.
JHU researchers investigated the mindsets of Olympians. The brain activity of medal contenders reveals who will choke under pressure, and who will keep their cool.
Inhibition of the P2X4 protein receptor in sensory neurons decreases sensitivity to touch, a new study reports. The findings could have implications for the development of new topical treatments for psoriasis and dermatitis.