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Senses

Looking Deeply Into Your Plate

Lilian Cheung, D.Sc., R.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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 ...

Do Plants Think? Scientist Gives Surprising Answer

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Science

By Gareth Cook  | June 5, 2012 | How aware are plants? This is the central question behind a fascinating new book, “What a Plant Knows,...

Put on a Happy Face (Or If You Can't, Use Electricity)

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

We humans don't like people or things messing with the face. But there are researchers and artists who see the face as terra incognita, as a potential blank slate, a computer-mutable landscape or testing grounds for understanding the brain and communication.

Gratefully in a Body

Wendy Strgar | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

When it comes to living in a body and really experiencing the world through our remarkable five senses, attention and appreciation are one and the same. Our attention is the rare and purest form of gratitude that happens in us when we stop and use our senses fully.

Dining in the Dark at Opaque: Eat Like Nobody's Watching

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

The darkness was eye-opening. I noticed I was acting differently knowing nobody was watching. I slouched and sat with my forehead on the table just because it was comfortable.

What Does It Mean To Receive?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Do you get so busy during the day that you do not take a moment to receive, to be aware of, the good around you? Do you ever pause to take in the beauty of flowers?