Body systems
A biological system is a complex network of biologically relevant entities. As biological organization spans several scales, examples of biological systems are populations of organisms, or on the orga...
Stanford Engineers Create Artificial Skin That Can Send Pressure Sensation To Brain Cell
Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell. Zhenan Bao,...
The Myopia Boom : More Time Outdoors Helps Kids' Short-Sightedness
The southern city of Guangzhou has long held the largest eye hospital in China. But about five years ago, it became clear that the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center needed to expand. More and more children ...
Sensory system - sense organs video
Animation from a new educational CD-ROM, entitled The 3D World of the Five Senses published by Roadkill Science, a division of Teacher's Discovery. The CD-...
Sensory system - taste video
The Sense of Taste, CNS.
Sensory system - hearing video
The Sense of Hearing.
Sensory system - smell video
The Sense of Smell, CNS.
Sensory system
A sensory system is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information. A sensory system consists of sensory receptors, neural pathways, and parts of the brain involved in s...
Sensory system - Wikipedia
Stanford Engineers Create Artificial Skin That Can Send Pressure Sensation To Brain Cell
Stanford engineers have created a plastic "skin" that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell. Zhenan Bao,...
Sensory neuroscience
Sensory neuroscience is a subfield of neuroscience which explores the anatomy and physiology of neurons that are part of sensory systems such as vision, hearing, and olfaction. Neurons in sensory regi...
Nociception
Nociception (also nocioception or nociperception) is the encoding and processing of harmful stimuli in the nervous system, and, therefore, the ability of a body to sense potential harm. It is the affe...
Ear
The ear is the organ that detects sound. It not only receives sound, but also aids in balance and body position. The ear is part of the auditory system.Often the entire organ is considered the ear, th...
Ear - Wikipedia
Labeled magnitude scale
The Labeled Magnitude Scale (LMS) is a scaling technique which uses quasi-logarithmic spacing. The scale consists of different intensities and subjects are asked to put a mark on the line where they t...
Rhinencephalon
In animal anatomy, the rhinencephalon (from the Greek, rhino = "nose", and enkephalon = "brain") is a part of the brain involved with olfaction.
The term rhinencephalon has been used to describe d...
Neural adaptation
Neural adaptation or sensory adaptation is a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus. It is usually experienced as a change in the stimulus. For example, if...
Type II sensory fiber
Type II sensory fiber (group Aβ) is a type of sensory fiber, the second of the two main groups of stretch receptors. They are non-adapting, meaning that even when there is no change in muscle length, ...
Type II sensory fiber - Wikipedia
Hydrodynamic reception
Hydrodynamic reception refers to the ability of some animals to sense water movements generated by biotic (conspecifics, predators, or prey) or abiotic sources. This form of mechanoreception is useful...
Hydrodynamic reception - Wikipedia
Sensory overload
Sensory overload occurs when one or more of the body's senses experiences over-stimulation from the environment. There are many environmental elements that impact an individual. Examples of these elem...
BitterDB
The BitterDB is a database of compounds that were reported to taste bitter to humans.
Basic taste qualities like sour, salty, sweet, bitter and umami serve specific functions in identifying food ...
BitterDB - Wikipedia
Conditioned satiety
Conditioned satiety is one of the three known food-specific forms of suppression of appetite for food by effects of eating, along with alimentary alliesthesia and sensory-specific satiety. Conditioned...
Subliminal stimuli
Subliminal stimuli (/sʌbˈlɪmɨnəl/; literally "below threshold"), contrary to supraliminal stimuli or "above threshold", are any sensory stimuli below an individual's threshold for conscious perceptio...
A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses is a 1990 non-fiction book by American author, poet, and naturalist Diane Ackerman. In this book, Ackerman examines both the science of how the different senses work, ...
Spinothalamic tract
The spinothalamic tract (also known as anterolateral system or the ventrolateral system) is a sensory pathway from the skin to the thalamus. From the ventral posterolateral nucleus in the thalamus, se...
Eye
Eyes are the organs of vision. They detect light and convert it into electro-chemical impulses in neurons. In higher organisms the eye is a complex optical system which collects light from the surroun...
Eye - Wikipedia
Eye diseases
This is a partial list of human eye diseases and disorders.The World Health Organization publishes a classification of known diseases and injuries, the International Statistical Classification of Dise...
Hearing (sense)
Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. So...
Hearing (sense) - Wikipedia