Fall 2020 SBYIR Journal Theme: Sensory Science

“Sensory Science”

Sensory perception is an integral part of everyday life and its applications are cross-disciplinary. Sensory science is a broad scientific theme that involves not only the perception, measurement and analysis of the five basic senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing), but also includes the perception of other senses (such as pain), the technological applications and development of sensors, and the ecological study of sensory perception adaptations in different organisms.  

You are free to write about any scientific topic of your choosing as long as it relates to the journal theme. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Some sample topic ideas include the development of cochlear implants, quorum sensing in bacteria, the evolution of sensory perception in organisms, the study of chronic pain and related medications, food science, biomedical sensor devices, the physics of light, linguistics research, consciousness, etc…. 

In addition, links are provided below to help you with choosing a topic. If you are unsure as to whether a specific science topic is appropriate to write about, don’t hesitate to email us at younginvestigators@stonybrook.edu

International Science Journals 

Science News: https://www.sciencemag.org/

Nature News: https://www.nature.com/

News Magazines

Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/

Scientific American Mind: https://www.scientificamerican.com/mind-and-brain/

Popular Science: https://www.popsci.com/

American Scientist: https://www.americanscientist.org/ 

The New York Times Science: https://www.nytimes.com/section/science

Images retrieved from:

  1. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Iris_-_left_eye_of_a_girl.jpg
  2. https://andertoons.com/senses/cartoon/8174/not-technically-a-sixth-sense-but-i-can-taste-the-future

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