Tag Archives: senses

An Evening at the Rubin Museum: Attached to Touch

When I think of grated mountain yam (also known as “tororo”), my mind goes back eight years to when I first tried it in Japan. My great-aunt sent a large cardboard box from the countryside filled with potatoes, carrots, beans, … Continue reading

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Acquiring Taste and Smell

Last night’s Neuroscience and Society series event was a feast for the senses and the mind, from hearing stories of training noses and palates to trying to train or at least understand our own. The session, “How Your Brain Distinguishes … Continue reading

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Primer on the Senses

Read the new Dana Foundation primer on the senses.
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Scentsing Reality

What can be learned about our perceptions of reality by studying smell, the brain’s most primitive sense?
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Blindness and Sensory Perception

Recent research suggests that blind people may experience heightened senses—like touch and smell—due to use.
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