A Tour of the Senses: How Your Brain Interprets the World by John M. Henshaw

By John M. Henshaw

Ever ask yourself why a few humans have trouble spotting faces or why nutrients discovered scrumptious in a single tradition is reviled in one other? John M. Henshaw ponders those and different awesome proof during this attention-grabbing and fast paced journey of the senses.

From whilst stimuli first excite our senses to the near-miraculous feel organs themselves to the secret of ways our mind translates senses, Henshaw explains the complicated phenomena of the way we see, consider, flavor, contact, and scent. he's taking us during the wealthy historical past of sensory belief, relationship again to Aristotle's class of the 5 major senses, and is helping us comprehend the technological know-how and expertise at the back of sensory study today.

A travel of the Senses travels past our human senses. Henshaw describes synthetic sensing applied sciences and tools, strange sensory skills of the animal country, and methods for making improvements to, rehabilitating, or even exchanging feel organs.

This wonderful advent to sensory technology is a smart mixture of learn findings and real-world tales that is helping us comprehend the advanced approaches that flip sensory stimuli into subtle mind responses.

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