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cone cell

  • n  a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color
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  • Key cells in touch sensation identified: Skin cells use new molecule to send touch information to the brain
    Biologists have solved an age-old mystery of touch: how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures. Touch is the last frontier of sensory neuroscience. The cells and molecules that initiate vision -- rod and cone cells and light-sensitive receptors -- have been known since the early 20th century, and the senses of smell, taste, and hearing are increasingly ...
    April 7, 2014 - Science Daily

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