Washington: Humans may have a sixth sense after all, scientists have suggested after finding that a protein in the human retina, when placed into fruit flies, has the ability to detect magnetic fields.
The human protein only worked in the blue range of light, the researchers found.Past research has suggested that in addition to helping animals such as sea turtles and migratory birds navigate, the ability to detect magnetic fields could help with visual spatial perception.To picture a magnetic-field coordinate system overlaid on objects we view, Reppert said."It may aid how animals perceive how objects are in time and space in a way we haven`t thought about before," said the neurobiologist. PTI
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