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Phenomena

Secrets Of The Senses

By Donna M. Jackson, 1959-


Why do we dream?
Are coincidences meaningful?
What do first impressions tell us?


Our senses help us see, hear, feel, smell and taste the world around us. Yet each of our experiences is different. Why is that? What influences our perceptions and, ultimately, the way we interact with the world? If one of our senses is damaged, will our brains compensate in some way? How can scientists tap into technology and extend our sensory capabilities? What about animal "super" senses? Can dogs sniff out diseases in people, and do elephants really know when an earthquake's about to occur?

Phenomena:  Secrets of the Senses explores these fascinating mysteries and more -- surveying sensory worlds from a perspective sure to make your mind tingle!

Format

Book

Availability

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Publish Date

2008

ISBN

9780316166492


Format: Book
Author: Jackson, Donna M., 1959-
Summary: Learn how to interpret your senses and explore the ways that technology is changing the way we experience the world.
Title: Phenomena : secrets of the senses / by Donna M. Jackson.
Publisher Date: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
Subject: Senses and sensation -- Teen literature
Isbn: 9780316166492 (hardcover) 0316166499 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: SCIENCE Jac
Oclc: 225870308
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Bib Id: 329476

Format: Book
Author: Jackson, Donna M., 1959-
Summary: Learn how to interpret your senses and explore the ways that technology is changing the way we experience the world.
Title: Phenomena : secrets of the senses / by Donna M. Jackson.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
Description: 174 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Senses and sensation -- Teen literature
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection
Contents: Sensing the world -- Mind tingler: attention-getters -- Sixth sense -- Animal super senses -- Mind tingler: sense-sations -- Intuition: more than a feeling -- Coincidences: twists of fate or flukes? -- Dream worlds -- Mind tingler: dream catching -- Purple numbers and pointy chickens -- Mind tingler: synesthesia Q & A -- Artistic touch -- Sound of sight -- Mind tingler: senses out of sync -- Brain phantoms: haunting the body -- Mind tingler: musical earworms -- BrainPort: a taste of tomorrow -- Future vision.
LCCN: 2008031215
ISBN: 9780316166492 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0316166499 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: SCIENCE Jac