Our Senses: An Immersive Experience, Rob DeSalle
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Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

Author: Rob DeSalle, Patricia J. Wynne

Narrator: Jonathan Yen

Unabridged: 12 hr 40 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 01/09/2018

Genre: Psychology - Neuropsychology

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

Over the past decade neuroscience has uncovered a wealth of new information about our senses and how they serve as our gateway to the world. This splendidly accessible book explores the most intriguing findings of this research. With infectious enthusiasm, Rob DeSalle illuminates not only how we see, hear, smell, touch, taste, maintain balance, feel pain, and rely on other less familiar senses, but also how these senses shape our perception of the world aesthetically, artistically, and musically. DeSalle first examines the question of how perception and consciousness are formed in the brain, setting human senses in an evolutionary context. He then investigates such varied themes as supersenses and diminished senses, synesthesia and other cross-sensory phenomena, hemispheric specialization, diseases, anomalies induced by brain injuries, and hallucinations. Focusing on what is revealed about our senses through the extraordinary, he provides unparalleled insights into the unique wonders of the human brain.

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