Sensing Spiders

Andrew French and Päivi Torkkeli, Dalhousie University, Canada are using spiders to study mechano-transduction; the system responsible for mechanical senses such as touch and vibration. (8 mins)

Andrew French and Päivi Torkkeli, Dalhousie University, Canada are using spiders to study mechano-transduction; the system responsible for mechanical senses such as touch and vibration. They talk us through their research and how relatively little is known about the molecules that sense mechanical forces and turn them into electrical currents.

 

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