We grow up thinking there are five senses, but we forget about the ten neglected senses of the body that both enable and limit our experience.
Wednesday 24th February 2016
7:15pm to 9:15pm
East Building 1.1
University of Bath
The launch will open with an introduction from Dr James Bilzon, Head of the University of Bath’s Department for Health.
Professor Chris Eccleston will then take us on a journey through the ten neglected senses of the body (balance, movement, pressure, breathing, fatigue, pain, itch, temperature, appetite, and expulsion), and explore how these senses both enable and limit our experience.
The launch will come to a close with a drinks and canapé reception, during which you will be able to purchase a copy of the book. If you would like to attend, please register here by the 16th February.
“Psychology is deeply intertwined with our bodily existence, yet this fact is poorly acknowledged. Embodied describes ten bodily sensations that are hardly discussed in introductory psychology textbooks. Each chapter guides the reader through the fascinating world within the skin, integrating sound scientific knowledge about bodily sensation with everyday experiences and stories of when things go awry. The book is at once instructive and entertaining, and guarantees a fresh insight. It is a delightful read.”
Omer Van den Bergh, Professor of Psychology, University of Leuven