Senses

Poster (Some rights reserved) Senses = The traditional five senses are sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. This system is attributed to philosopher Aristotle. Five is just the beginning. There are other senses, such as pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), time and the ability to discern temperature differences (thermoception). CalendarJuly 18 is World Listening Day. Contests …

Listen

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Listen = To give one’s attention to a sound. How often do you listen to ambient sounds? Turn off music and electronics to the extent possible? Or perhaps head into what-we-used-to-call-wilderness where radio waves and other electronic signals do not reach? For city dwellers, this can be a challenge. Our …

Senses Links

Photo: PhHernan Cortez Kitchen (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know about senses, like to alert others? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines Are we experiencing history’s broadest ‘sensory revolution’?How Museums Are Becoming More Sensory-Friendly For Those With Autism Embedded Tweets Smell/Olfatomarket herbs, fruitPetrichor – the smell of rain on …

Anosmia

Lingo Cards Anosmia = the loss of the sense of smell, either total or partial. It may be caused by head injury, infection, or blockage of the nose Recommended ListeningAnosmia: lives without sense of smell HeadlinesCOVID-19 drives smell loss awareness, research Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Sensory Garden

Lingo Cards Sensory Garden = Self-contained garden area that allows visitors to enjoy a wide variety of sensory experiences Elsewhere on the Webhttps://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/gardens/create-a-sensory-gardenhttps://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/accessible/sensory-garden-ideas.htm Photos WikipediaSensory garden Planeta.com

World Listening Day 2017

Poster: #wld2017 July 18 is World Listening Day. Hashtags: #WLD2017,  #acousticecology, #deeplistening This year’s theme is “Listening to the Ground.” WLD 2017 reflects and honors the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros, who died at age 84 on November 26, 2016. World Listening Day is hosted by the World Listening Project. Contests and walks around the world focus …

Aurality

Logo Highly recommended for anyone traveling or living in coastal Queensland, Australia – a brand new app that explores the state’s wilder side — the rainforests, rivers and reefs through music, sound and acoustic ecology. AURALITY is an innovative, downloadable and walkable endeavor is directed by Leah Barclay (@LeahBarclay), an Australian sound artist working at the intersection of …

Soundwalks in Chicago

Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18). Hello, friends in the Midwest. If you are in Chicago this week (June 23-25) the go-to events are the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Soundwalks. For all ages – …