Perceptual
Perception (from the Latin perceptio, percipio) is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment. All perception invo...
Perceptual - Wikipedia
Why does gin and tonic taste so good?
Matthew Hartings hates gin. "Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me," writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University. He also hates tonic. "It is too bitter for me. I ...
Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious
Taste receptors, volatiles, gustatory cortex. There’s more to yum than you might think.
New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion
You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scienti...
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 ...
This electric lollipop can simulate any taste
A team of Willy Wonkas has harnessed an alternating current to induce salty, sweet, bitter, and sour flavors
Taste
We taste... But,how? Informative video.
Sensory system - smell video
The Sense of Smell, CNS.
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.
Subjective constancy
Subjective constancy or perceptual constancy is the perception of an object or quality as constant even though our sensation of the object changes. While the physical characteristics of an object may ...
Subjective constancy - Wikipedia
Principles of grouping
The Principles of grouping (or Gestalt laws of grouping) are a set of principles in psychology, first proposed by Gestalt psychologists to account for the observation that humans naturally perceive ob...
Principles of grouping - Wikipedia
Contrast effect
A contrast effect is the enhancement or diminishment, relative to normal, of perception, cognition or related performance as a result of successive (immediately previous) or simultaneous exposure to ...
Contrast effect - Wikipedia
Set (psychology)
In psychology, a set is a group of expectations that shape experience by making people especially sensitive to specific kinds of information. A perceptual set, also called perceptual expectancy, is a ...
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
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
Speech perception
Speech perception is the process by which the sounds of language are heard, interpreted and understood. The study of speech perception is closely linked to the fields of phonetics in linguistics and c...
Speech perception - Wikipedia
Haptic perception
Haptic perception (Greek: haptόs „palpable“, haptikόs „suitable for touch“) literally denominates „to grasp sth.“. Perception in this case is achieved through active exploration of surfaces and object...
Taste
Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is the sensory impression of food or other substances on the tongue and is one of the five traditional senses.Taste is the sensation produced when a substance...
Social perception
Social perception is the study of how people form impressions of and make inferences about other people. We learn about other's feelings and emotions by picking up on information we gather from their ...
Crunchiness
Crunchiness is the sensation of muffled grinding of a foodstuff. Crunchiness differs from crispness in that a crisp item is quickly atomized, while a crunchy one offers sustained, granular resistance...
Why does gin and tonic taste so good?
Matthew Hartings hates gin. "Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me," writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University. He also hates tonic. "It is too bitter for me. I ...
Basilar membrane
The basilar membrane within the cochlea of the inner ear is a stiff structural element that separates two liquid-filled tubes that run along the coil of the cochlea, the scala media and the scala tymp...
Basilar membrane - 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,...