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The Man Who Tasted Words : Inside the Strange and Startling World of Our Senses, Paperback / softback Book

The Man Who Tasted Words : Inside the Strange and Startling World of Our Senses Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


A fascinating exploration of how our senses can enrich our experience of the world around us – and how they can work against us Our senses form an integral part of our daily experiences, memories and the way in which we view our surroundings.

They can both enrich or hinder our life experiences, offering their own interpretation on what we can see, hear, smell, touch or feel.

However, what we perceive to be the absolute truth of the world around us is a complex reconstruction, a virtual reality recreated by the machinations of our minds and our nervous systems. In The Man Who Tasted Words, consultant neurologist and author and presenter Guy Leschziner seeks to explore our senses and how they construct our perception of the world around us.

This book features extraordinary individuals, whose senses have been altered in some way, and whose stories illustrate important insights into normal sensory function.

It will also explore how our senses can work against us – wreaking havoc not only with our perceptions, but our relationship with ourselves and our families, sometimes with unexpected consequences. Featuring interviews with patients and experts in the field, this book will change the way we view the power of our senses and their role in our way of being.       


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