The blind or deaf brain rewires itself to boost the remaining senses

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

There is mounting evidence that people missing one sense don't just learn to use the others better. The brain adapts to the loss by giving itself a makeover.

Brain's taste secrets uncovered

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014
by Alex Muller

The brain has specialist neurons for each of the five taste categories, salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami, US scientists have discovered.