Senses

Smell – 5 Little Known Snippets

Posted by on August 27, 2012 at 10:55 am

  Smell may be our most evocative sense.  Studies have shown that people can recall a scent with 65% accuracy after one year; visual memory sinks to 50% after just a few months.  And because smells are processed by the same part of the brain that handles memories and emotions, (the temporal lobe) we respond […]

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Touch – 5 Things You’ll Be Happy To Know

Posted by on August 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

  Touch, of all our senses is the most difficult to fathom doing without.  We have hundreds of nerve endings in every square inch of our skin.  Our body functions like an antenna, receiving a constant stream of information ranging from the firmness of the chair we’re sitting on to the heat of the sun […]

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Taste – Are You A “Super-Taster” Or A “Non-Taster”?

Posted by on August 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

  Taste, designed in part to help us reject harmful foods, has long served as the body’s primary defense against poison.  As befits its role, the system is lighting fast.  The body can detect taste in as little as .0015 seconds, compared with .0024 seconds for touch and .013 seconds for vision. To be tasted, […]

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