Rebel Book Club x Super Senses
Let's kick off with some key insights:
- We don't have 5 senses, we have 32. The five senses model comes from Aristotle, who "was concerned with matching sense organs (eyes, nose, tongue...) with the experience of seeing, smelling and so on."
- Scent cells are renewed every 30 to 60 days. The sense of smell is the only cranial nerve that can regenerate.
- "People with mild hearing loss are twice as likely to have dementia. And those with moderate to severe hearing loss have three to five times the rist. [...] but wearing a hearing aid is likely to slow down the progress of memory impairment that occurs in healthy ageing, simply because one reduces the demands on the brain to adapt..."
- Smaller fingers are more touch-sensitive - This is because the sensory receptors are more condensed in a smaller area.
Super Senses in action:
It was a sensory spectacle for August's event, with big book chats + Super Sense experiments both online and off...
In London, we had taste-bending miracle berries tricking us into thinking pickles tasted like candy...
We had proprioception tricks ‘n traps which made us believe our nose had grown (?!)... we shivered to weird + whacky sound effects and found members who were freakishly good at sensing their own heart rate…
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