Perception of effort, not muscle fatigue, limits endurance performance
(PhysOrg.com) -- The physiological theory that underpins all endurance training and coaching for the last 100 years has just been disproved.
Japan scientist makes 'Avatar' robot
A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" one step closer to reality.
Adult brain can change within seconds
(PhysOrg.com) -- The human brain can adapt to changing demands even in adulthood, but MIT neuroscientists have now found evidence of it changing with unsuspected speed. Their findings suggest that the brain has a network ...
Leading by the nose: Star-nosed mole reveals how mammals perceive touch, pain
The most sensitive patch of mammalian skin known to us isn't human but on the star-shaped tip of the star-nosed mole's snout. Researchers studying this organ have found that the star has a higher proportion ...
Acid, not bubbles, responsible for distinctive 'bite' of carbonated beverages, researchers reveal
New research from the Monell Center reveals that bubbles are not necessary to experience the unique 'bite' of carbonated beverages. Bubbles do, however, enhance carbonation's bite through the light feel of ...
Watch, Listen, and Feel Movies with a Haptics Jacket
Researchers in Singapore develop taste simulator
Mindfulness meditation found to be as effective as antidepressants to prevent depression relapse
A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy--using meditationprovides equivalent protection against depressive relapse as traditional antidepressant ...
Study suggests sensitivity to bodily symptoms of anxiety may make a difference in treatment
Levels of anxiety sensitivity may be important in choosing medical treatment for patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation (AF), Montreal Heart Institute researchers today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress ...
Wearable display meets blindfold test for sensing danger
Device connected to tongue designed to help blind perceive images
An experimental device that uses the tongue instead of the eyes to "see" could be on the market next year, and a blind Fresno, Calif., teen hopes to be among the first to take one home.
ACS chemistry mavens stir up hot sauce science
Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, anthropologist says
Culture makes a significant difference in how people experience spirituality, according to new Stanford research.
The UK's 'taste dialects' defined for the first time
(PhysOrg.com) -- Where we are born not only determines how we speak but also how we taste our food and drink.