Using hydroxy-α-sanshoo, a bioactive compound of Szechuan pepper, researchers gain new insight into how the brain detects and perceives touch.
Regardless of receptor types, spiking patterns determine vibrotactile frequency perception. The findings challenge existing theories about how Pacinian receptor channels work together in response to vibrotactile stimulation.
Researchers explore how touch perception differs in those on the autism spectrum.
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.
Newly designed electronic skin allows a robotic hand to sense differences in temperature between hot and cold. Additionally, the skin can interpret computer signals to help the hand reproduce sign language, researchers report.
The sexier we perceive the piece of music we are listening to, the more sensual we believe the touch of another, or a robot, to be, a new study reports. Researchers note we perceive touch differently depending on the music we are listening to.
Researchers explore how some people can feel a physical sensation when they witness another person being touched.