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Super senses : the science of your 32 senses and how to use them, Emma Young

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Super senses : the science of your 32 senses and how to use them
Title
Super senses
Title remainder
the science of your 32 senses and how to use them
Statement of responsibility
Emma Young
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Language
eng
Summary
From childhood we are told that humans have five senses: hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch. But your school teachers were wrong. All of us have thirty-two senses - and our survival depends on them. In Super Senses, science journalist Emma Young explores our surprisingly rich sensory lives. She discovers why the main function of our ears isn't for hearing; how we can find taste receptors in places other than our tongues; how improving your sense of smell might increase your enjoyment of sex; why the semi-nomadic Himba people can't distinguish between blue and green but Russians can see two shades of blue; and how touch can confuse the way your brain registers pain. She also delves into the 'new' senses - including balance and internal-sensing - without which you'd be dead within minutes. And by exploring the lives of people with sensory over-sensitivity to those who feel no emotion at all, Young shows that our senses don't simply inform us, they form us. Traversing cutting-edge research and drawing on the experiences at the extremes of the sensitivity spectrums, as well as stories from history and anthropology, Super Senses takes readers on a journey that will make them see themselves, and the world around them, through entirely fresh eyes
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Young, Emma
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Senses and sensation
  • Sense organs
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Identity (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
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Super senses : the science of your 32 senses and how to use them, Emma Young
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-361) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251674620
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473690745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
Label
Super senses : the science of your 32 senses and how to use them, Emma Young
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251674620
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781473690745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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