The Five Senses and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Perception

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How do our human senses work and help us interact with our surroundings, and what happens when these senses malfunction or are impaired? This book provides in-depth information that answers these questions and more.

• Provides an introductory essay that gives readers a firm conceptual framework on the subject of human senses before delving into greater detail

• Includes further readings sections and a comprehensive bibliography that serve readers looking to research the topic more in depth

• Supports study of the anatomy of sense organs, particularly the eye and ear, that are frequently studied in courses in biology; of perception (and its shortcomings) as addressed as part of psychology classes; and of sensory impairments, such as blindness and deafness, which are topics commonly discussed in health classes