The ConductScience Podcast: Senses – Our Perception of Reality

00:00 – Intro

00:49 – Our perception?

03:46 – Factoids

08:05 – How many senses do we have?

17:36 – Senses in the animal kingdom: electro reception and sharks

24:51 – Bioelectrogenesis

27:18 – Other senses

29:24 – Mantis shrimp

33:39 – Thermal detection

35:28 – Illusions

37:28 – Synaesthesia

46:10 – Sensory substitution

54:00 – Sensory tech

59:05 – Sensory enhancement

01:01:50 – Off the wall – if you could have one extra sense, what would it be?

01:06:45 – Ending and outro

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Episode Description

In this episode we talk all things senses and some things nonsense! Our senses define how we perceive the world and indeed our reality. Tom and Mitch explore how various people, and animals perceive the world, debate how many senses humans actually have, ask what it means to have synaesthesia, a rare condition where people can see music and taste sound and take a look at innovative sensory tech. Music by: Joakim Karud –

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