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Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

of: Christopher Eccleston

OUP Oxford, 2015

ISBN: 9780191043796

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Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation


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. Embodied explores the psychology of physical sensation in ten chapters: balance, movement, pressure (acting in gravity), breathing, fatigue, pain, itch, temperature, appetite, and expulsion (the senses of physical matter leaving the body). For each sense, two people are interviewed who live with extreme experiences of the sense being investigated, their stories bring to life how far physical sensations matter to us and how much they define what is possible in our life. How physicalsensation shapes behavior and how behavior is shaped by sensation are examined. A final chapter presents a theory of what is common across the ten senses: of how we deal with being urged to act, and what happens when extreme sensation is inescapable.