Tag: "perception" at biology news
Researchers find chemosignal that encourages women's sexual desire
...resented to the subjects as an examination of odor perception
during the menstrual cycle." Participants were given a set of pads on a regular basis and asked to swipe them under their noses in the morning and at night and any other time of the day in which they may have wiped their upper lips, showered...
Toward a better understanding of taste and smell impairments
...mell, or both. Although changes in taste and smell perception
can significantly impact human quality of life, nu...ude, quality, and time course for changes in taste perception
following radiation treatment for oral cancer. Complementary studies will explore the physiological ...
Support groups aid women with 'breast cancer gene mutations'
... can lead to depression and anxiety, including the perception
of personal vulnerability to cancer, and communicating the inheritable vulnerability and its risks to their family. Moreover, they must assimilate much information swiftly to make significant life-altering decisions, such as whether or not to have su...
Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction
... burn victims not only have to struggle with their perception
of their changed appearance, they also have to deal with how other people perceive them. They often suffer both functional and emotional trauma, which can be alleviated with reconstructive surgery. "Many burn patients who successfully complete...
Psychologist finds instance where 'two wrongs do make a right'
...It's starting to look like the distinction between perception
and action streams is an oversimplification," says... accepted axiom that separate visual systems drive perception
and action. However, the UO study revealed that slight manipulations of the illusion led to a wholly...
Genetic influences on taste perception of alcohol may influence alcohol intake
...), and perceived intensity of alcohol. Both PROP perception
and genotype make overlapping and independent contributions to the taste perception
of alcohol as well as alcohol intake. Genetic variation in taste influences the sensations from alc...
What colour is that sound?
...e world the same way they do. They discover their perception
is different when they make a comment such as "she's the one with the orange name."...
Psychological stress and disease: UCSF-led study suggests connection
...F-led team determined that chronic stress, and the perception
of life stress, each had a significant impact on t...nd the greater the oxidative stress. Moreover, the perception
of being stressed correlated in both the caregiver and control groups with the biological markers. I...
JCI table of contents, December 15 2004
... The molecular events that cause this loss of pain perception
are poorly understood. In the December 15 issue of... of human diabetic neuropathy. TITLE: Loss of pain perception
in diabetes is dependent on a receptor of the immunoglobulin superfamily AUTHOR CONTACT: Angelika Bi...
Your brain and you: Forecasting the ethical challenges ahead for neuroscience and society
...n nature. "Neuroscience is showing that not only perception
and motor control but also character, consciousness and a sense of spirituality are all physical functions of the brain," Farah said. "When you think of how much political controversy the theory of evolution engendered in this country, just remember...
EB and IUPS - Where cures of tomorrow can be seen in the science of today
...logical targets for Alzheimer's; pharmacogenetics, perception
and reality; C-reactive protein as a possible therapeutic target for cardiovascular disease; genetic susceptibility to estrogen carcinogenesis; and long term effects on adolescents' developing brains of nicotine, stimulants and other drugs. Other se...
Foot-eye coordination: Visual signals trigger rapid step adjustments without falls
...low the level of the cerebral cortex and conscious perception
in the brain. The process ensures rapid target interception and may have evolved through its advantage for catching prey. In the new work, Brian Day and Raymond Reynolds of University College London show that the foot is under the control of an equal...
Drought reduces nitrogen-fixing in legumes
...ater stress Wishing to investigate the process of perception
and transduction of water stress that leads to the... these conditions. Thus, the signs involved in the perception
and the transduction route that lead to a decrease in biological nitrogen-fixing in water stress con...
New study highlights universality of public views toward science and technology
...TON, DC - In a new analysis comparing the public's perception
of science across 40 nations, researchers have fou...ount the results of some 200 surveys of the public perception
of science - was to measure the correlation between the public's knowledge of science and their embr...
Muon opportunists: Detecting the unseen with natural probes
...cargo containers. "We've been fighting the general perception
that there are not enough muons to measure," Morris said. "There really are." The team is developing better software techniques to allow rapid 3-dimensional images of the volumes being screened. They can reliably detect a small cube of uranium - ab...
Individual taste receptor variations determine 'classic' PTC bitterness perception
...s in bitter-taste perception. These differences in perception
are ubiquitous, underscoring the idea that, owing ... two factors. The new finding regarding bitterness perception
suggests that the taste-receptor genes and their multiple alleles play a dominant role in determinin...
Cracking the olfactory code in bees
...inding food for many animals. A new study of smell perception
in honeybees published in the freely-available onl...ther toward cracking the codes underlying animals' perception
Individual differences in taste perception directly related to genetic variation in taste receptors
...e set of taste receptors which gives them a unique perception
of how foods and medicines taste," explains Monell... and collaborating institutions related individual perception
of the bitter-tasting compounds PTC and PROP to variation in a bitter taste receptor gene known as h...
Termites feed through good vibrations
...nomic impact of termite damage. "There is a common perception
that termites are voracious and indiscriminate eaters, consuming all the wood that they find," Dr Evans says. "But the reality is that termites are selective feeders and choose their food very carefully. The palatability of the wood species and hardn...
Rhesus monkeys can assess the visual perspective of others when competing for food
...duce what others see and know, based only on their perception
of where others are looking. These data potentially push back the time during which our own abilities to "read the minds of others" must have evolved. Moreover, they suggest strongly a reason why these abilities may have evolved in the first place, ...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9