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Seeing Dead Fruit Flies Is Bad for the Health of Fruit Flies

June 13, 2023

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Watch time:

15-30 mins
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Presented by The Conversation

All living organisms age, but how does sensory perception, including sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch, affect health and life span? In an article for The Conversation, U-M professor Christi Gendron, shares her recent research on the impacts of sensory perception on aging in fruit flies. Gendron explores the neuroscience of death perception, the evolution of sensory perception effects on aging, and potential insights into the physiological and psychological effects of people who routinely witness death, such as soldiers and first responders.

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