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Sensory stimulus

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
Our nerves respond to a range of stimuli
03.04.2014

Why does a background noise that stops and suddenly starts again get our attention?

Jennifer Resnik and Dr. Rony Paz. Differences in perception
05.07.2011

A raised threshold for distinguishing similar stimuli may contribute to post-traumatic stress

 a lion. Survival in the face of adversity
11.05.2011
A trick of the mind that once helped us survive in the jungle may now contribute to post-traumatic stress syndrome.
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Dr. Nachum Ulanovsky and Dr. Yossi Yovel. New angle on sonar
01.05.2010

Bats may instinctively use physics to navigate

Prof. Noam Sobel and Yaara Yeshurun.
01.05.2010
Why certain smells can evoke strong memories
Darwin’s Finch and the Evolution of Smell
06.04.2010

Sequenced zebra finch genome hints that smell may play a role in the birds’ communication

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Aiming to the Side
04.02.2010

Weizmann Institute research reveals that flying bats apply the laws of sonar physics to locate objects in the dark

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Standing: (l-r) Eran Dayan, Dr. Son Preminger, Dr. Guido Hesselman and Lior Fisch. Sitting: (l-r) Roye Salomon, Michal Ramot, Ido Davidesko, Prof. Rafael Malach and Michal Harel. Constant activity
01.05.2009

Our brain cells are constantly active, even when our eyes are closed and our feet up

Behind Closed Eyes
04.02.2009
Weizmann Institute research shows our brain's sense centers are...

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