Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Scientists Reveal How Signals Travel Through Rats' Whiskers



Scientists Reveal How Signals Travel Through Rats' Whiskers
Like blind peoples’ fingers, rats use their whiskers to engage in active sensing – a combination of movement and touch – when trying to figure out the location and identity of a certain object. But how the brain decodes the signals it receives from the whiskers is unclear.

2 comments:

one of us said...

I think I need wiskers...~PM Jane

Rattie said...

Gotta have something to make up for their poor eyesight.