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Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World
  • Authored by: Carl Y. Saab; Series Editor: Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Brain Works
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791089452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8945-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $32.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 612.8
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 104


Light, sound, taste, and smell shape our lives dramatically, but how does this happen? How can a faraway noise elicit a joyful memory or a cry? How can the smell of cookies take you back to early childhood? These powerful stimuli exist in our environment, yet remain neutral until our brain decodes the necessary information into meaningful senses. In other words, light is transformed into vision, and sound into hearing, by the brain and the brain only. Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World reveals the phenomena underlying our senses, with a brief discussion of what can go wrong (for example, hearing colors or seeing sounds). This book will reacquaint readers with their senses and challenge their fundamental understanding of the amazing human mind.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Carl Y. Saab is an active neuroscience researcher. He graduated from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, with an M.S. in neuroscience. At AUB, he learned the principles of pain research, working closely with Nayef Saade in the Department of Human Morphology. Saab then pursued graduate studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston under the guidance of Williams D. Willis, an internationally renowned neuroscientist in the field of pain research. Saab obtained his Ph.D. in 2001, and joined the department of neurology at Yale University as a postdoctoral fellow, where he studied the basic mechanisms of neuronal degeneration and reversal. He began this book at Yale, and completed the final stages while at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital as an assistant research professor in the department of surgery.

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