MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.
Contradicting conventional thought, researchers find neurons associated with processing touch sensations do not simply respond to distinct types of touch. Instead, these neurons respond to many types of touch, and to varying degrees.
For people who control their food consumption, the direct touch of picking up food triggers an enhanced sensory response, making the food more desirable and appealing.
Using hydroxy-α-sanshoo, a bioactive compound of Szechuan pepper, researchers gain new insight into how the brain detects and perceives touch.
Study reveals grammar is evident and widespread in communication based on tactile interaction. The findings reveal that if one or more linguistic channel is unavailable, such as hearing or vision, structures will find another way to create formal categories.
Migraine influences sensory function, specifically when it comes to tactile perception.
Study reveals the ability to anticipate touch also indicates a child's ability to focus.
At 60 days old, the infant brain shows greater neurological activity associated with the lips than any other part of the body, a new study reveals.