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A Genius New Simulation Has Revealed More on How Whiskers Actually Work – ScienceAlert

Whiskers on cats and other mammals aren’t covered with sensors. Instead, the sensing is done at the base of the whisker, hidden inside a small follicle, and scientists…

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Whiskers on cats and other mammals aren’t covered with sensors. Instead, the sensing is done at the base of the whisker, hidden inside a small follicle, and scientists just discovered a lot more about how this biological transmission works.
Getting into the follicle to take a look at the base of whiskers would interfere with the whole setup, so a new study explores a first-of-its-kind mechanical simulation of how whisker sensing works.
Combined with some anatomical observations of rats, the simulation…

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