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Flies' flight patterns rely on sense of smell

(PhysOrg.com) -- If a fruit fly gets a whiff of a rotting banana, it does everything it can to get to the location of the potential feast. That includes not only beating its wings faster, but overriding its normally random ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Learning to see consciously

Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of. Often images enter our brain without being noticed: visual information is being processed, but does not reach consciousness, that is, we do not have an impression ...

dateMar 09, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Artificial retina helps some blind people

For two decades, Eric Selby had been completely blind and dependent on a guide dog to get around. But after having an artificial retina put into his right eye, he can detect ordinary things like the curb and pavement when ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Medical research
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Perceptual changes - a key to our consciousness

(PhysOrg.com) -- With his coat billowing behind him and his right eye tightly closed, Captain Blackbeard watches the endless sea with his telescope. Suddenly the sea disappears as the pirate opens his right eye. The only ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Neuroscience
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