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A tour of the senses : how your brain interprets the world

Author: John M Henshaw
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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Ever wonder why some people have difficulty recognizing faces or why food found delicious in one culture is reviled in another? The author ponders these and other surprising facts in this book. From when stimuli first excite our senses to the near-miraculous sense organs themselves to the mystery of how our brain interprets senses, he explains the complex phenomena of how we see, feel, taste, touch, and smell. He
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Henshaw
ISBN: 9781421404363 1421404362
OCLC Number: 739913699
Description: 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Stimulus : Electromagnetic stimuli ; Chemical stimuli ; Mechanical stimuli ; The science of sensation --
Sensation : Vision ; The chemical senses ; The mechanical senses --
Perception : Remembering the present ; Perception and culture ; Perception and education.
Responsibility: John M. Henshaw.

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From when stimuli first excite our senses to the near-miraculous sense organs themselves to the mystery of how our brain interprets senses, this title explains the complex phenomena of how we see,  Read more...

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A fine guide recommended for health and science general-interest collections. Midwest Book Review When Henshaw told a casual acquaintance that he was writing a book about the senses, the response was Read more...

 
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