Touch

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Learn the basics of how neurons fire, and explore what we can learn from the feeling of banging our funny bone.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian discuss their research on sensory systems that won them the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
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Special receptors under your skin create the feelings of itch, touch, temperature, and pain.
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If you were blind since birth and learned how to identify objects by your sense of touch, could you distinguish those objects by sight alone if your vision was suddenly restored?
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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Itch, once thought of as a milder form of pain, is now investigated as its own condition with potential treatment on the horizon.
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The sense of touch conveys important social information and tells you when something is dangerous by letting you feel pain.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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You’re trying to feel your tongue now, aren’t you? Let the trigeminal ganglion do what it does.
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These dorsal root ganglion cells respond to temperature to help us quickly calculate our next move.
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The question may sound bizarre, but for people with synesthesia, days of the week might have their own colors, shapes, textures — even smells!
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A look at the back of your throat provides insight into the brain.
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