It’s time to expand our definition of blindness.
A photographer in Maine has been documenting groups of women who submerge themselves in near-freezing water. Here’s what she’s seen.
How pickleball and A.S.M.R. may have helped the youngs refine our language forward.
Society maintains that I am broken because of my deafness. I consider myself fortunate to have been given this ability to turn off the sound.
Amid pandemic stress and racial violence, many communities of color have turned to wilderness areas for healing.
The most familiar of settings can feel newly unfamiliar through the senses of other creatures.
After eight days, I was feeling fully recovered from my rendezvous with Omicron. Then my nose called it quits.
Scientists traced how a mouse’s brain gets the signal that it had enough to drink. Something similar may happen in humans.
An unexpected perk of quitting Twitter.
For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.
Reshape your eating habits this year, no dieting needed.
For the Eat Well Challenge, mindfulness techniques like “urge surfing” can help curb overeating without banning favorite foods.
For psychologists who study it, disgust is one of the primal emotions that define — and explain — humanity.
Space tourism is one of those ostensibly awesome experiences that often feel anticlimactic because they promise the sublime.
The mother of a non-speaking autistic son yearns to know the answer to one simple question: ‘What is wrong?’
Dealing with horror on the screen and on the page can help you deal with horror in the real world.
French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.
Attempting to describe the appeal of floral flavors raises a challenging question: What is the relation between taste and smell?
The reopening of New York has created a banquet of sights, smells, flavors, textures and sounds. The New York Times asked photographers to convey how the city is nourishing each of the senses.
In “Coming to Our Senses,” Susan R. Barry looks at people who stopped being blind or deaf and then had to adjust to the world.
At 83, and legally blind, I could use some assistance.
Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.
Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.
Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.
Eyeless roundworms may have hacked other cellular warning systems to give themselves a form of color vision.
With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.
The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.
As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.
Kiwis, ibises and sandpipers share this sensory power with birds that lived millions of years ago.
Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.
And why is shipping not free?
Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.
Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.
There are ways to accommodate people like me. But if our collective pandemic experience has taught us anything, it’s that small sacrifices to help others are not exactly America’s strong suit.
She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?
Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.
Just as I’m imagining their environment, their clothes, their gestures, they’re imagining me. We’re making a cocoon where only the two of us live.
As the world added decibels, so did orchestras.
Children who are deemed ‘sensitive’ or ‘picky’ might be struggling with a treatable condition.
Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.
Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.
“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.
The sound of waves crashing, the salty air and the feel of sand between our toes invite us into the present moment.