Senses 1 - When the senses collide
Can sounds change how things taste? How can we alter our experiences by taking advantage of how our senses mingle?
Does love have a scent?
Love is in the air - or is it? Companies are advertising that they can find you love through the power of scent! But are pheromones a chemical way to find your true love? Or is it just a myth?
In this episode of the Oxford Sparks Big Questions podcast we are looking at the science behind love at first smell and asking does love have a...
Anomalies 1 - Tinnitus
Researcher Joshua Gold explains a condition called tinnitus, most often described as a persistent and annoying sound in one or both ears.
Tinnitus is surprisingly common, with about 10% of population suffering from it at some point in their lives, and yet it is poorly understood and there is currently no cure.
Learn more about human hearing
What can you hear around you now? Chances are it's not completely silent! Follow the link below to find out how your ears pick up on what's going on around you.
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Can we make a sensor that can match a sniffer dog?
When it comes to sensing potentially-dangerous vapours, sniffer dogs are still considered the gold standard. In this animation we learn about chemiresistive sensors, a new type of sensor that may be able to match the noses of our furry friends.
Learn more about the human sense of touch
You experience a lot through touch - you know when things are cold or hot, hard or soft. Follow the link to find out more about what makes materials feel so different!
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I first became interested in neuroscience as an undergraduate student. I discovered a lecture called “Introduction to Neurophysiology” and was completely swept away. The lecturer was a huge advocate for hands-on, lab-based tutorials which meant that I was learning how to do electrophysiology recordings from actual neurons in the first week of...
Learn more about animal senses
Can you name all 5 of your senses? We'll give you a hint - you're using one of them to read this! Follow the link below to find out more about how you use your senses, and why other animals do things differently...
Learn more about the human sense of taste
What's your favourite food - can you imagine what it tastes like right now? Find out how the 10,000 taste buds on your tongue work together to make food taste so good (or bad!)
Learn more about the human sense of smell
If you've ever smelt something nasty, you might wish humans didn't have such a good sense of smell! Find out more about how your nose reacts with chemicals in the air by following the link below.