somatosensory

Vibrations With Meaning

June 4, 2013

New research by UChicago neurobiologist Sliman Bensmaia shows that the nervous system reproduces the vibrations produced by the sense of touch in the nerves, and all the way to the brain. [Read more]

Tricking Touch with Plaids

February 22, 2011

Imagine yourself at a street corner, watching cars go by and waiting for your turn to cross. When the eye tracks a moving object like a car, it inspires fireworks of activity in the visual systems of the brain. Initially, the information is [Read more]