See What I'm Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five by Lawrence D. Rosenblum

By Lawrence D. Rosenblum

During this revealing romp during the mysteries of human conception, college of California psychologist Lawrence D. Rosenblum explores the fabulous skills of the 5 senses—skills of which such a lot people are unaware. Drawing on groundbreaking insights into the brain's plasticity and integrative powers, Rosenblum examines how our brains use the subtlest info to understand the area. A blind individual, for instance, can "see" via bat-like echolocation, wine connoisseurs can really style the classic of an vague wine, and pheromones can sign a lover's compatibility. Bringing us into the realm of a blind detective, a valid engineer, a former twiglet, and different unforgettable characters, Rosenblum not just illuminates the technological know-how at the back of our sensory skills but additionally demonstrates how know-how of those skills can improve their energy.

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D. thesis, University of California, Los Angeles (cited in Enright 1975) Williams BG, Naylor E (1967) Spontaneously induced rhythm of tidal periodicity in laboratoryreared Carcinus. J Exp Biol 47:229–234 Chapter 2 Circatidal Rhythms and Their Entrainment to the Tidal Cycle in Insects Aya Satoh and Hideharu Numata Abstract Some intertidal insects show endogenous activity rhythms that synchronize with the tidal cycle, that is, circatidal rhythms. In this chapter, we collected studies of the circatidal activity rhythms of intertidal insects and the entrainment of the circatidal rhythm to the tidal cycle.

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