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Combination of sensory signals draw mosquitoes in for a bite

It may seem like mosquitoes will bite anything with a pulse, but they’re actually quite strategic in picking their victims. A new study from...

Ultrasound directed to the human brain can boost sensory performance

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can...

Fruit flies with better sex lives live longer

Sex may in fact be one of the secrets to good health, youth and a longer life – at least for fruit flies –...

Genes predispose some people to focus on the negative

A new study by a University of British Columbia researcher finds that some people are genetically predisposed to see the world darkly. The study, published...

What Warring Couples Want: Power, Not Apologies

The most common thing that couples want from each other during a conflict is not an apology, but a willingness to relinquish power, according...

Body Perception Differs in Children and Adults

Children’s sense of having and owning a body differs from that of adults, indicating that our sense of physical self develops over time, according...

How rats see things

Sight is such a spontaneous activity that we are unaware of the complexity of the brain mechanisms it implies. For instance, we easily recognize...

Sound and vision work hand in hand

Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows. "If we think of the perceptual system as a democracy where each sense is like a person casting a vote and all votes are count...

Even unconsciously, sound helps us see

"Imagine you are playing ping-pong with a friend. Your friend makes a serve. Information about where and when the ball hit the table is provided by both vision and hearing. Scientists have believed that each of the senses produces an estimate relevant ...

How we see family resemblance in faces

Whether comparing a man and a woman or a parent and a baby, we can still see when two people of different age or...

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