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Microbial Study Reveals Sophisticated Sensory Response

August 1, 2011

artist's rendition shows adaptive sensory response All biological sensory systems, including the five human senses, have something in common: When exposed to a sustained change in sensory input, the sense eventually acclimates and notices subsequent changes without comparing them with the initial condition. This autonomous tuning of perceptions, known as sensory adaptation, has been recognized for more than a century. Full Story

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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