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By John M. Henshaw

ISBN-10: 1421404362

ISBN-13: 9781421404363

Ever ask yourself why a few humans have trouble spotting faces or why foodstuff came across scrumptious in a single tradition is reviled in one other? John M. Henshaw ponders those and different staggering proof during this attention-grabbing and fast moving travel of the senses.

From whilst stimuli first excite our senses to the near-miraculous experience organs themselves to the secret of the way our mind translates senses, Henshaw explains the advanced phenomena of the way we see, suppose, flavor, contact, and odor. he is taking us in the course of the wealthy historical past of sensory conception, courting again to Aristotle's type of the 5 major senses, and is helping us comprehend the technology and know-how at the back of sensory examine today.

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

This wonderful creation to sensory technological know-how is a shrewdpermanent mixture of study findings and real-world tales that is helping us comprehend the complicated tactics that flip sensory stimuli into subtle mind responses.

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