brain: Mole nose its own sense
Touch and go: the sensitive snout of the star-nosed mole.
"It's a biological novelty," says Ken Catania of his favourite organ, the
incredibly touch-sensitive snout of the star-nosed mole. Now research from his
lab shows that nerves from the nose fight for extra space in the brain1. The
findings could help us to understand how our brains allocate space to the
consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia
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