Rats have a strikingly different visual system than our own, one that is carefully attuned to their unique needs.
The box jelly has evolved a central nervous system unlike any other animal on Earth.
Have you ever dipped your toe into a hot bath and felt a flash of icy cold just before you realize that its really burning?
Vision may not involve creating an inner model of the world in the brain.
Your body uses three senses to keep you balanced--to tell you what's up and down.
Something as simple as an object's texture can affect how you think and feel about the world around you.
Anosmia, the term for the lack of a sense of smell, affects over two million Americans. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.
A surprising phenomenon sometimes occurs to people who have lost a hand. Soon after the hand is lost, they report that they can feel it again, this time when something touches the side of their face. A neurologist can lightly touch different areas on the cheek, for example, and the person will say it feels as if two spots were being touched simultaneously. One on their face, and one on their missing hand. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Do fish have olfactory senses? How do they smell without a "nose?" Find out on this Moment of Science.