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May 26, 2014

 

In this confocal micrograph image of a cavefish embryo, extra-sensitive touch and taste receptors that run along the side of the fish are highlighted in bright green.

The Electric Sense

Some aquatic animals have a sixth sense that allows them to detect electrical fields in water.

September 20, 2011

 

Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

February 12, 2009

 

Your Cat’s Secret Nose

Cats have six sense organs. The sixth is known as the "vomeral-nasal organ," and can be thought of as a second nose.

March 31, 2005

 

A Snake’s Sixth Sense

The vomeronasal system, a snake’s sixth sense. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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