A History of the Senses

From Antiquity to Cyberspace

Author: Robert Jütte

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745629571

Category: History

Page: 395

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This path-breaking book examines our attitudes to the senses from antiquity through to the present day. Robert Jutte explores a wealth of different traditions, images, metaphors and ideas that have survived through time and describes how sensual impressions change the way in which we experience the world. Throughout history, societies have been both intrigued or unsettled by the five senses. The author looks at the way in which the social world conditions our perception and traces the 'rediscovery' of sensual pleasure in the twentieth century, paying attention to experiences as varied as fast food, deoderization, and extra-sensory perception. He concludes by exploring technological change and cyberspace, reflecting on how developments in these fields will affect our relationship with the senses in the future.

Art and the Senses

Author: Francesca Bacci,David Melcher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199230609

Category: Art

Page: 642

View: 7049


The senses play a vital role in our health, our social interactions, and in enjoying food, music and the arts. The book provides a unique interdisciplinary overview of the senses, ranging from the neuroscience of sensory processing in the body, to cultural influences on how the senses are used in society, to the role of the senses in the arts.

The Senses in Late Medieval England

Author: C. M. Woolgar,Christopher Michael Woolgar

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300118711

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 1676


Oxbow says: This fascinating study of how people understood and used their senses in the late medieval period draws on evidence from a range of literary texts, documents and records, as well as material culture and architectural sources.

Medicine and the Five Senses

Author: William F. Bynum,Roy Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521361149

Category: Medical

Page: 331

View: 8458


Doctors must use their five senses in their daily practice, especially in diagnosing disease. Many of the essays in this illustrated collection focus on the diagnostic setting, from the Greek physicians to CAT scanners, and on the ways in which medical education has attempted to train doctors to use their senses. Other essays explore the wider presentation of medicine, anatomy, and disease, through the visual arts and the media. They demonstrate the extent to which medicine is a visual activity, but do not neglect the other senses, as well as historical preoccupations with the role of reason in the doctor's life.

The Senses - Life Science

Author: Jennifer Lawson

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 9781894110686

Category: Senses and sensation

Page: 68

View: 9124


The 12 lessons in this module introduce students to the five senses as they explore their own uses of taste, smell, touch, sight, and hearing.Also included:materials lists activity descriptions questioning techniques activity centre and extension ideas assessment suggestions activity sheets and visuals The module offers a detailed introduction to the Hands-On Science program (guiding principles, implementation guidelines, an overview of the skills that young students use and develop during scientific inquiry), a list of children's books and websites related to the science topics introduced, and a classroom assessment plan with record-keeping templates.

Celebrating the Senses

An Analysis of the Sensual in Toni Morrison's Fiction

Author: Katharina Gutmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772024399

Category: Senses and sensation in literature

Page: 232

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Strindberg and the Five Senses

Author: Hans-Goran Ekman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847143938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 7865


In this book, Dr Ekman considers Strindberg's four "Chamber plays" of 1907: "Thunder in the Air", "The Burned Site"," The Ghost Sonata" and "The Pelican".

Understanding the Senses

Author: Carol Ballard

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435896833

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4355


Introduces the senses, describing our sense organs, what information we receive through sensation, reduced or lost senses, and the feeling of pain.

The Science of the Senses

Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538207001

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 757


Taste, touch, sight, hearing, and smell: these five senses help us navigate the world, process information about our surroundings, and stimulate responses in our bodies. Readers will learn the science behind our amazing senses in this innovative book. Each chapter recaps essential information through clean, simple flowcharts. This helps readers visualize and retain crucial material while having fun. Even readers who are reluctant to engage with science curriculum will gravitate to this accessible and intriguing look at the human senses. Colorful graphics, clear language, and a unique format ensure this book will be popular in any library.

Modern Conflict and the Senses

Author: Nicholas J. Saunders,Paul Cornish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317402529

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 9610


Modern Conflict and the Senses investigates the sensual worlds created by modern war, focusing on the sensorial responses embodied in and provoked by the materiality of conflict and its aftermath. The volume positions the industrialized nature of twentieth-century war as a unique cultural phenomenon, in possession of a material and psychological intensity that embodies the extremes of human behaviour, from total economic mobilization to the unbearable sadness of individual loss. Adopting a coherent and integrated hybrid approach to the complexities of modern conflict, the book considers issues of memory, identity, and emotion through wartime experiences of tangible sensations and bodily requirements. This comprehensive and interdisciplinary collection draws upon archaeology, anthropology, military and cultural history, art history, cultural geography, and museum and heritage studies in order to revitalize our understandings of the role of the senses in conflict.