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Ehud Ahissar

Context is Crucial
17.09.2020

Comparing whisking motion in free-roaming and immobilized rats reveals key differences

Harel, Oram, Sherman and Ahissar
10.07.2017

How does attention direct the subconscious actions of our sensory organs? 

whiskers_Ahissar
28.01.2016

Organs that sense through movement are more complex than thought

Measuring the response to novelty: A mouse repeatedly touches the object and pulls away (nose and whisker contacts are color-coded; d is the distance of the snout from the object)
22.09.2014
A mathematical model shows how our brains may take in novelty
Rats' whiskers
12.06.2013

Rats' whiskers, and other sense organs, may process information even before it gets to the nearest nerve cell

Volunteers had "whiskers"attached to their fingers
09.01.2013

Weizmann Institute scientists observe as humans learn to sense like a rat, with “whiskers”

Illustration:  attaching plastic “whiskers” to the fingers of blindfolded volunteers and asking them to carry out a location task
05.11.2012

Weizmann Institute scientists observe as humans learn to sense like a rat, with ”whiskers”
 

Robotics That Will be Able to Aid in Times of Need
11.08.2008
SCIENTISTS FROM EUROPE, ISRAEL AND THE USA ARE DEVELOPING 'ROBOTIC RATS' THAT WILL BE ABLE TO AID IN RESCUE MISSIONS AND...
Chunxiu Yu, a student
01.11.2007

Sensory organs – fingers, eyes, whiskers – move continuously to sample the surroundings. How does the brain keep track of these movements,...

Triple Code
01.05.2006

The simple twitch of a rat's whisker encodes three different kinds of signal

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