- ISBN 9780393067606 / 0393067602
- Title See What I’m Saying
- Author Lawrence D. Rosenblum
- Category Popular Science
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2010
- Pages 350
- Publisher WW Norton & Co
- Imprint WW Norton & Co
- Language English
- Dimensions 163mm x 241mm x 26mm
Looking at the science that explains the hidden powers of the five senses and how to harness their potential, this title explores the abilities that few of us know we have. It examines how the brain uses subtle information to apprehend the world. It also demonstrates how awareness of our sensory skills can enhance and hone their power.
In this in-depth look at the science that explains the hidden powers of the five senses and how to harness their potential, Lawrence D. Rosenblum explores abilities that few of us know we have. Drawing on insights into the brain's neuroplasticity and integrative powers, including findings from his own research, Rosenblum examines how the brain uses subtle information to apprehend the world. A blind person can see through bat-like echolocation; wine connoisseurs can taste the vintage of an obscure wine; pheromones can signal a lover's compatibility and an undetected odour can influence our behavior. Rosenblum takes us from a beep ballgame where blind players swing at buzzing balls to a pitch-black restaurant where diners experience taste without the aid of sight, not only illuminating the science behind our sensory powers but also demonstrating how awareness of our sensory skills can enhance and hone their power.
This terrific book might have been subtitled Tales of Perceptual Versatility! Combining extraordinary cases, classic studies and the latest reports from the laboratory, See What I'm Saying exposes the psychological dynamics of perception. With great charm, Lawrence Rosenblum describes the functions of five senses in noticing and knowing objects and events. His book treats these intricate phenomena in a deft and appealing way. —Robert Remez, Professor of Psychology, Barnard College and Columbia University
Lawrence D. Rosenblum is a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. He is the recipient of numerous National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants and has published many articles on perceptual psychology.