Liedtke, Grandl Discuss Proprioception in Atlantic Monthly Article

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Proprioception is the body's ability to understand where its various parts are in relation to each other. It is often considered an equal sense to the five-senses, but research exploring proprioception has lagged behind investigations of touch, sight, taste, smell, and sound. In a new article by Eben Bein in The Atlantic Monthly, Duke Neurology's Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD and Duke Neurobiology's Jorg Grandl, PhD discuss new research in this area, from evidence for additional internal “senses,” such as the body’s ability to detect temperature and blood pressure, to Liedtke’s finding that a compound in tarantula venom that may help prevent arthritis and other conditions.

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