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We are all capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds, according to researchers. This blending of sensory experiences, or synaesthesia, they say, influences our perception and helps us make sense of a jumble of simultaneous sensations.


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Some people can see a word and instantly taste it in their mouths - but is it how the word sounds that defines that taste, or what the word means?


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A more likely explanation is that we have brains that perceive rather than we have eyes that see and ears that hear.


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Birds may use their feathers for touch, using them to feel their surroundings just as cats use their whiskers.


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Arguably the most useful information that can help us make the right decision is not naturally perceivable with our five senses, namely the data, information and knowledge that mankind has accumulated about everything and which is increasingly all available online. Although the miniaturization of computing devices allows us to carry computers in our pockets, keeping us continually connected to the digital world, there is no link between...
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In its new budget, unveiled on Monday, Darpa introduced a new $4 million investigation into technologies that will “manage the adversary’s sensory perception” in order to “confuse, delay, inhibit, or misdirect [his] actions.” Darpa calls the project “Battlefield Illusion.” Of course.


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The amazing thing about schizophrenia is these are people who have to live their life without being able to believe their senses.


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