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Shaping Taste: Instinctual Intelligence

Sondra Barrett | Posted 08.11.2015 | Taste
Sondra Barrett

We use different parts of our brain for language and for our sensory bodily experience. Seeing the photographs of the chemicals of taste, I thought -- wow, they look like what they do and the words we give for those tastes.

The Sixth Sense in Cooking

Melanie Young | Posted 08.04.2015 | Taste
Melanie Young

I think I have identified a sixth sense. It's why homemade dishes you remember as a child tasted so good and why I can't seem to replicate the same pleasurable sensation when I prepare the dish in my home. I call it UMommy.

New York Cocktail Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

On Saturday July 18 the best cocktail bars in the world were judged at the Tales of the Cocktail Annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans. New York City was well represented. The Dead Rabbit took home awards for the World's Best Cocktail Bar and Menu.

Ways Music and the Senses Encourage Meditation

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

I have been meditating for the past 40+ years. This has led me on a journey to share the awareness of this relaxing and balancing practice with ev...

What It's Like Living With Synesthesia

Marianne Kuzujanakis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis

Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.

The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

Sensory Memories: Trigger Moments of Your Life

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Aubrie Przybysz

I try to capture my moments through pictures, but I hold fast to them with smells. Especially when I am trying to remember what it felt like during a specific period of my life. Embracing memories is important because it helps bring light back into our lives.

Be Your Own Valentine

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Prioritizing yourself is not selfish or greedy, but an act of self-preservation and gratitude that allows you to be a better, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, friend or colleague. These actions steps will give you techniques if paying attention to yourself is difficult.

Discovering My Man Musk

Matthew Terrell | Posted 03.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

By simply giving more mental energy to my sense of smell, I have been able to understand my scent environment better. It's gotten to the point where I can detect even minor odors like my own man musk.

Your Tongue Just May Have A Sixth Sense

| Ian Randall | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

The human tongue may have a sixth sense—and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with seeing ghosts. Researchers have found that in addition to reco...

3 Surprising Ways Sensory Perception Changes How We Read

Thalma Lobel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Thalma Lobel

Factors such as font size, word location, print color and page texture are all factors in how we process information that we read. They can influence our perception of characters and events, the readability of the book, our own test performance, and the speed with which we read.

Looking Deeply Into Your Plate

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D.

Eating can take on many different forms, depending on how much attention is paid and where that attention is placed. Through the practice of mindful eating, we strive to avoid these types of autopilot mealtime scenarios by reserving a time to focus only on our food.

9 Easy Tips for Emotional Balance

Kino MacGregor | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Be prepared to let go of your attachments to any particular outcome so that you can be open to something bigger than you have ever imagined. Let life lead you down unexpected turns and you will discover magic in the most ordinary places.

'I Shall Wear The Bottoms of My Trousers Rolled'

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.06.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

In a classic 1996 study, psychological scientists demonstrated that "priming" people with aging-related words actually led them to walk more slowly afterward. Today the idea of unconscious priming is under intense scrutiny.

What Takes You Right Back?

Mindy Haskins | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mindy Haskins

Don't you just love how a certain song or smell or moment triggers a floodgate of memories and takes you right back to that moment? That Sarah McLachlan song did it for me. All of the sudden, it's 1998 and I'm 17. I'm in my car with my girlfriends and we're soaking in the entire Surfacing album.

A Seemingly Insane Idea That Actually Struck Gold

Ben Thomas | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCould we create completely new senses unlike anything in human experience? What would it be like to experience such senses?

Hearing the Shape of a Room

Ian Stewart | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

This time it's echoes that matter, not vibrations. An echo arises when a pulse of sound hits something and bounces back. Sound travels quite fast, but it's not instantaneous, so the geometry of the room creates delays in the timing.

Dr. Toy Talks about Trends in Toys and Play Towards Technology

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

As parents and teachers, we may be wondering if the introduction of technology into the lives of children is changing the way children play, learn, think and express their own creativity.

Losing Your Mind And Finding Your Self

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We usually take offense when someone says to us, "Are you out of your mind?" But what if it is actually the coolest thing to say? What if being out of our mind means we aren't disturbed or annoyed by the madness of our mind and are more in touch with our heart and our freedom?

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

Mind-Made Reality: Color and Perception With Deepak Chopra

The Chopra Well | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Perception, as Deepak says, is mind-made. Perhaps no two sets of eyes will see exactly the same rose, and it may be frustrating when our experiences don't align perfectly with someone else's.

Mysterious 'Itch Cells' Found

Posted 12.28.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/27/2012 01:24 PM EST on LiveScience A mysterious source of itchiness has been found. Certain...

Why Cyber Monday Drives Me Senseless

Janie Emaus | Posted 01.26.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I used to love to touch soft cashmere sweaters that I might buy for my daughter. Or pick up a book and flip through the pages. Now I touch my keyboard and scratch my head. Is the waist really that small on that jacket? Are those stripes too gaudy for my sister? Tapping on the screen enlarges the image. But I still can't feel the texture.

Stimulate Yourself

Payvand Seyedali | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Payvand Seyedali

Traveling or living abroad, especially in a developing country, is a quick fix way to make our soul strings vibrate. But vibrate they must, wherever you are, whatever you do.

Apple Is Knight Rider, Google Is Terminator, Microsoft Is Minority Report

Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Jason Gilbert

On Monday, Apple showed off the newest capabilities of Siri, its popular voice-activated smartphone assistant. Following an update, Siri will be able ...