Latest News

Decoding touch: Rats detect textures with their whiskers

With their whiskers rats can detect the texture of objects in the same way as humans do using their fingertips. A new study shows that it is possible to understand what specific object has been touched by a rat by observing the activation of brain neurons. A further step towards understanding how the brain, also in humans, represents the outside world.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Why do so many seniors with memory loss and dementia never get tested?

  • 'Off switch' for pain discovered: Activating the adenosine A3 receptor subtype is key to powerful pain relief

  • Full-day preschool linked with increased school readiness compared with part-day

  • Diagnosing deafness early will help teenagers' reading development

  • Why do people with autism see faces differently?

  • Sportswomen still second best to sportsmen, in the press

  • Inpatient psychotherapy is effective in Germany

  • How various brain areas interact in decisions

  • Pleasure at another's misfortune is evident in children as young as two

  • Isolation of important centres in brain results in age-related memory deficits

  •