In Our Senses: An Immersive Experience Museum curator Rob DeSalle examines the question of how perception and consciousness are formed in the brain, setting human senses in an evolutionary context. He then investigates such varied themes as supersenses and diminished senses, synesthesia and other cross-sensory phenomena, hemispheric specialization, diseases, anomalies induced by brain injuries, and hallucinations. Focusing on what is revealed about our senses through the extraordinary, he provides unparalleled insights into the unique wonders of the human brain.
Rob DeSalle is curator at the American Museum of Natural History where he has curated or co-curated six highly praised exhibitions and leads a research group in the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics He is author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Welcome to the Genome.
Author: Rob DeSalle
Illustrator: Patricia J Wynne
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publishing Date: Jan 9, 2018
Hardcover: 312 pages