senses

christmas

What It’s Like To Lose Your Sense Of Taste And Smell

The holidays are all about food. So what happens when you can’t taste or smell?
Emily Senger
1.2.17
earth

Scientists Studied How Our Brains Would React to Teleportation

Neuroscientists offer some surprising results about how the brain finds its way around.
Michael Byrne
2.25.16
Sex

Ctrl+Alt+Orgasm: A Futurologist Imagines Sex in 2050

Ian Pearson describes the concept of "active skin," which could enhance and expand human sensations.
Emiko Jozuka
11.12.15
All in Your Head

Digital Noise Is Creeping Out Our Brains’ Fear Network

What happens in our brains when we hear things that creep us out, and how that’s changing in an age awash in digital noise.
Brian Anderson
10.29.15
uk

Why Some Parents Choose to Have a Deaf Baby

Reproductive tech could threaten or preserve deaf culture.
Rich Wordsworth
9.29.15
Health

In the Future You Could Zap Your Brain with Your Phone to Stop Motion Sickness

Researchers found transcranial direct current stimulation could help alleviate motion-induced nausea.
Victoria Turk
9.4.15
New York

Multisensory Cinema Adds Smell and Touch to VR Worlds

In "The Feelies," artists and scientists virtually transport participants to New York and Jordan.
Emiko Jozuka
7.28.15
Culture

Losing Your Sense of Smell Really Stinks

Anosmia—an inability to smell—is more common than blindness or deafness, and it can be more isolating than you think.
Kate Samuelson
6.25.15
jacked in

Rewiring the Brain to Create New Senses

How the brain's neuroplasticity lets us substitute one sense for another—and invent new ones.
Luke Robert Mason
6.10.15
Culture

Faking Taste With Electrical Shocks to the Tongue Is Our Dystopian Food Future

Taste+ promises to make something like Soylent as appetizing as foie gras without changing its nutritional content in the slightest.
Kyle Chayka
5.22.15
japan

How Haptics Make Holograms You Can Touch

Hiroyuki Shinoda pioneered haptic holograms years ago, and now he thinks the world is nearly ready for this tech.
Emiko Jozuka
5.11.15
Food

The Man Who Tastes Sounds

Things get difficult when you're a synaesthete and the name of a friend's wife tastes like sick.
Kate Samuelson
4.29.15
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