Category Archives: mechanosensation

Why Can’t Eye See Anymore?

by Amanda H Wen, Scripps College [edited by Lars Schmitz as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Considering the importance of sight for most vertebrate … Continue reading

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Blind cavefish: social butterfly or awkward turtle?

By Nour Bundogji (Pitzer College), Niti Nagar (Claremont McKenna College), and Sachin Shah (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. … Continue reading

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Incisors for hands: naked mole rat mechanosensation

By Michaela Ecklund (Claremont McKenna College) and Michelle Lam (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. What do … Continue reading

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Restoring a sense of touch in amputees

By Erin Mackey (Pitzer College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Our sense of touch is one of the most … Continue reading

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Sponge sneeze: sensing and contracting

By Daniella Dawson Rastelli (Pitzer College) and Dylan Morris (Pitzer College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only.] Sponge contractions, why … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now? The evolution of malleus, incus and stapes in early hominins

By Ellie Smith (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only.] Ears come in all shapes and sizes. Bird … Continue reading

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The echolocation gene

By Sophie Wang (Pomona College) and Arthur Levine (Pitzer College) [edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the Claremont Colleges] Prestin and the convergent evolution of high-frequency hearing Hearing, one of … Continue reading

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