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Spring 2008: Science of the Senses

Volume 21, Number 2

The contents of this issue are accessible as PDF files:

Editors’ Note PDF

News Briefs: PDF
Not in Front of the Baby, Circulating Tumor Cell Detection, Vestigial Vestments, Punishment Does Not Pay, No Sonar? Flight Came First in Early Bats, Starting Young: Allergies Prevented by Breast-Feeding, RNA-interference-based Drug Search Yields Unexpected Results, Recent Breakthroughs in Generating Human iPS cells
Daniel O’Leary, Amrita Goyal, Andrew L. Chang, Katie Ransohoff, Alexia Hwang, Michelle C. Siao

Reports:
Debilitating Leaks PDF
Alexia Hwang

Novel Molecules Activate the SIRT1 Fountain of Youth PDF
Michelle Jung

The Fifth Taste: Umami PDF
Remen Okoruwa

A Friend for Autistic Children PDF
Susan Maya

Screening for Sushi: A Selective Fluorescent Chemosensor for Mercury PDF
Andrew L. Chang

Pain’s Labyrinth PDF
Katie Ransohoff

Feature Articles:
A Matter of Taste: The Evolution of Flavor PDF
Benjamin Miller

Tasting (and Hearing) the Rainbow: Neurobiology of Synethesia PDF
Megan Bartlett

Simulated Reality: The Science of Homograms PDF
Colleen Carlston

Mission Impossible? Cracking the Speech Code PDF
Remen Okoruwa

Living in the Matrix: Can we sense the real world, or are we living in our brain’s imagination? PDF
Ashish Agrawal

Studying Sleep…the personal memory organizer PDF
Dayan Li

A “Sense” of Attraction: The Role of Pheromones in Behavior PDF
Lauren Schumacher

Center Spread:
The Senses: Did you Know…? PDF
Amrita Goyal and Lucie Guo

Your Brain on Terror: Chemosignals of Fear and Their Effects on Behavior PDF
Fernando Racimo

General Articles:
Maxwell’s Demon: Breaking the Laws of Thermodynamics PDF
Angelo Mao

Faculty Commentary:
In the Words of a Neurobiologist: A Reflection by Nobel Laureate Dr. David H. Hubel PDF
Prof. David H. Hubel

Commentaries:
Science on the Platform in 2008 PDF
Susan Maya

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