Hack the Senses: S01E05 New Senses

The final episode of Hack the Senses’ series of events will explore the possibility of creating new senses and discuss can we make perceptible what has hitherto been imperceptible? Hear from some of the pioneers in sensory augmentation, self-cyborgization, and full-body telepresence. Event Schedule 6.30pm – Arrival, registration, drinks and chat 7.00pm – Welcome to Hack the Senses […]

A Sense of Magnetism

The Summer 2012 issue of I, Science took a look at perception, discussing senses and their limitations. However, one sense that was not touched upon was that of magnetism, called ‘magnetoception’. The way magnets attract and repel things, or even levitate them (most notably frogs), gives magnetism the aura of the artificial, or the quality […]

Handy Insight into Distorted Body Image

Does my bum look big in this? Well, it depends on your perspective, says Julie Gould The way in which others see you is, more often than not, entirely different from the way you see yourself. Self-perception is largely dependent on your state of mind and how you compare yourself with others. Tabloids and magazines […]

A Code for the Colour-blind: ColorADD

Try to imagine being unable to distinguish green from blue. What impact would this have on your daily life? For the colour blind, simple things like crossing the street, shopping for clothes or navigating the tube can become extremely complicated. However, this may now be aided by something known as ColorADD. ColorADD is a colour […]