Education Information: MeitY to establish a Quantum Computing Applications Lab, Powered by AWS  |  Education Information: NITI Aayog to Launch Second Edition of India Innovation Index 2020  |  Policy Indications: A Dialogue on National Education Policy 2020 at Nehru Centre, London   |  Policy Indications: ‘75% marks in class 12’ eligibility criteria under JEE (Main) 21-22 waived off  |  Policy Indications: Syllabus of JEE and NEET to remain unchanged for the year 2021  |  Leadership Instincts: Millennials Better Lead Than Manage  |  Guest Column: Metro Rail Vs Automobile-The Economics of Premium Public Transport Pricing  |  International Edu News: What will education look like in future  |  Leadership Instincts: Advanced Leadership Initiative welcomes its most diverse group of fellows  |  International Edu News: Diet may influence risk of aggressive prostate cancer  |  Teacher Insights: Laurie Anderson to present Norton Lectures  |  Policy Indications: NEP 2020: Implementation Plan for School Education  |  National Edu News: Union Education Minister virtually interacts with KV students   |  Expert Counsel: The India Way  |  Science Innovations: DST Scientists find clue to anomalous behaviour of self-propelled fluctuations  |  
May 10, 2019 Friday 02:16:57 PM IST

Sense of Touch May Develop in the Womb Itself

Parent Interventions

The sense of touch may evolve with in the womb itself and not after a child is born. The finding is based on a study in mice during embryonic stages of development.

The study done by Institute of Neurosciences of Alicante of ISIC in Spain, revealed that the basic wiring for development of sense of touch begins while at the embryonic stage itself. And it is ready by the time the baby is born. It was found that the sensory map for sense of touch was created much before the mice was born.


The finding was based on a study of cortical barrels by looking at slices of brain at various stages of development. The sense of touch is developed on the basis of electrical signals sent from cerebral cortex to the thalamus.

The research finding although related to mice nevertheless points to the need to have take better care during pregnancy period as not only the major organs but also the sensory map may be evolved in the embryonic stage itself.


Source: https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/05/01/science.aav7617



Comments