I’m Going Blind. This Is What I Want You to See.

It’s time to expand our definition of blindness.

#blindness, #disabilities, #eyes-and-eyesight, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-opinionvideo

Cold-Plunging With Maine’s ‘Ice Mermaids’

A photographer in Maine has been documenting groups of women who submerge themselves in near-freezing water. Here’s what she’s seen.

#ice, #lakes, #maine, #photography, #saunas-and-sweat-lodges, #senses-and-sensation, #swimming, #water

Language Evolves Right Before Our Ears. It’s Very ‘Satisfying.’

How pickleball and A.S.M.R. may have helped the youngs refine our language forward.

#aarp, #english-language, #internal-sub-only-nl, #senses-and-sensation

Silence Brought Me a Community and an Escape

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.

#deafness, #hearing-aids, #senses-and-sensation, #sign-language

Ecotherapists Are Working to Make the Outdoors More Inclusive

Amid pandemic stress and racial violence, many communities of color have turned to wilderness areas for healing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #hikes-and-hiking, #meditation, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #senses-and-sensation, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #wilderness-areas

How Animals See Themselves

The most familiar of settings can feel newly unfamiliar through the senses of other creatures.

#animals, #attenborough-david, #birds, #documentary-films-and-programs, #eyes-and-eyesight, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #senses-and-sensation

When Covid Took My Sense of Smell

After eight days, I was feeling fully recovered from my rendezvous with Omicron. Then my nose called it quits.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #taste

Your Body’s Thirst Messenger Is in an Unexpected Place

Scientists traced how a mouse’s brain gets the signal that it had enough to drink. Something similar may happen in humans.

#brain, #digestive-tract, #liver, #nature-journal, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #vagus-nerve, #water, #your-feed-science

How I Freed Up Time to Daydream

An unexpected perk of quitting Twitter.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #jesus-christ, #politics-and-government, #senses-and-sensation, #social-media, #twitter

Sometimes, Life Stinks. So He Invented the Nasal Ranger.

For Chuck McGinley, an engineer who devised the go-to instrument for measuring odors, helping people understand what they smell is serious science.

#content-type-personal-profile, #environmental-protection-agency, #nose, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

The Eat Well Challenge: A Guide to Reshape Your Eating Habits Without a Diet

Reshape your eating habits this year, no dieting needed.

#diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

How to Mindfully Manage Your Food Cravings

For the Eat Well Challenge, mindfulness techniques like “urge surfing” can help curb overeating without banning favorite foods.

#candy, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #potato-chips, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #weight, #well-challenge-2022

How Disgust Explains Everything

For psychologists who study it, disgust is one of the primal emotions that define — and explain — humanity.

#darwin-charles-robert, #haidt-jonathan, #klobuchar-amy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #rozin-paul, #senses-and-sensation, #university-of-pennsylvania

Millionaire Space Tourism Doesn’t Come With an Awe Guarantee

Space tourism is one of those ostensibly awesome experiences that often feel anticlimactic because they promise the sublime.

#blue-origin, #elon-musk, #emotions, #high-net-worth-individuals, #jeff-bezos, #private-spaceflight, #richard-branson, #senses-and-sensation, #space, #space-and-astronomy, #travel-and-vacations, #virgin-galactic

This Part Is the Worst Part

The mother of a non-speaking autistic son yearns to know the answer to one simple question: ‘What is wrong?’

#abuse-of-the-disabled, #crying, #ears-and-hearing, #senses-and-sensation, #sleep

This Halloween, Give Horror a Chance

Dealing with horror on the screen and on the page can help you deal with horror in the real world. 

#books-and-literature, #halloween, #movies, #senses-and-sensation

When Covid-19 Stole Their Smell, These Experts Lost Much More

French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #loire-valley-france, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #wines

The Ethereal Taste of Flowers

Attempting to describe the appeal of floral flavors raises a challenging question: What is the relation between taste and smell?

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #flowers-and-plants, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

What Does It Look Like When a City Returns to Its Senses?

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.

#new-york-city, #photography, #senses-and-sensation, #smells-and-odors, #touch-sense

The Struggles of Those Who Regain Sight and Hearing

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.

#barry-susan-r, #books-and-literature, #coming-to-our-senses-a-boy-who-learned-to-see-a-girl-who-learned-to-hear-and-how-we-all-discover-the-world-book, #deafness, #eyes-and-eyesight, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction

Why Won’t Anyone Help Me in This Sex Shop?

At 83, and legally blind, I could use some assistance.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #senses-and-sensation, #toys

Covid Survivors Smell Foods Differently

Long after some people have recovered from the virus, they find certain foods off-putting.

#chemical-senses-journal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste, #your-feed-healthcare

The Forgotten Sense

Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.

#content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #spices

Covid Stole Your Sense of Smell? Try Physical Therapy for Your Nose.

Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

How Do Blind Worms See the Color Blue?

Eyeless roundworms may have hacked other cellular warning systems to give themselves a form of color vision.

#bacteria, #color, #evolution-biology, #eyes-and-eyesight, #genetics-and-heredity, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #light, #research, #science-journal, #senses-and-sensation, #worms, #your-feed-science

When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In

With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell?

The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors

Some Covid Survivors Haunted by Loss of Smell and Taste

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.

#anxiety-and-stress, #chronic-condition-health, #dalton-pamela-psychologist, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monell-chemical-senses-center, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #smells-and-odors, #united-states, #your-feed-science

This Unusual Bird Superpower Goes Back to the Dinosaur Extinction

Kiwis, ibises and sandpipers share this sensory power with birds that lived millions of years ago.

#birds, #dinosaurs, #fossils, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-royal-society-b-journal, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hobbies, #mountaineering, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #senses-and-sensation, #ultramarathon-running

What in the World Is a $590 Scratch-and-Sniff T-shirt Doing in 2020?

And why is shipping not free?

#3m-company, #fashion-and-apparel, #fosun-international, #lanvin-jeanne-1867-1946, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #t-shirts-apparel, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

The Strange Grief of Losing My Sense of Taste

Many symptoms of Covid-19 were difficult, but losing my ability to taste hurt the most.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #las-vegas-nev, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #social-media, #taste, #writing-and-writers

In an Era of Face Masks, We’re All a Little More Face Blind

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.

#emotions, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #masks, #prosopagnosia-brain-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #your-feed-science

I’m a Lip Reader in a Masked World

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.

#deafness, #disabilities, #masks, #quarantines, #senses-and-sensation, #trump-donald-j

She Struggled With Asthma, but It Had Never Been This Bad

She had trouble breathing, and the E.R. doctors discovered a mass in her lung. Was this cancer — or something a little more unusual?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cystic-fibrosis, #hospitals, #lungs, #pneumonia, #senses-and-sensation, #smoking-and-tobacco

The New Language of Telehealth

Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.

#babies-and-infants, #cellular-telephones, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #masks, #senses-and-sensation, #telemedicine, #translation-and-interpreters, #voice-and-speech

What Phone Calls Have Given Me That Video Chat Can’t

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.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #friendship, #los-angeles-calif, #senses-and-sensation

Loud, Louder, Loudest: How Classical Music Started to Roar

As the world added decibels, so did orchestras.

#classical-music, #senses-and-sensation

What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Children who are deemed ‘sensitive’ or ‘picky’ might be struggling with a treatable condition.

#child-care, #disabilities, #learning-disabilities, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #senses-and-sensation, #sensory-integration-dysfunction, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

One Bright Thing

Need a little lift? Amid the bleakness, 18 Times writers shared moments that lightened their mood.

#barron-james, #barry-dan, #barry-ellen, #basketball-college, #branch-john, #brodesser-akner-taffy, #brooklyn-iowa, #classical-music, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fernandez-manny, #houston-tex, #japan, #journey-music-group, #lyall-sarah, #mcneil-donald-g-jr, #music, #national-basketball-assn, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #news-and-news-media, #poetry-and-poets, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #prine-john, #prospect-park-brooklyn-ny, #quarantines, #ravel-maurice-joseph, #rich-motoko, #schwartz-john, #searcey-dionne, #senses-and-sensation, #sleep, #stein-marc-journalist, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #text-messaging, #tokyo-japan, #toscanini-arturo, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #writing-and-writers, #youtube-com, #zoom-video-communications

Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Stroke, Seizures and Confusion

Doctors have observed neurological symptoms, including confusion, stroke and seizures, in a small subset of Covid-19 patients.

#boca-raton-fla, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #fever, #france, #germany, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #seizures-medical, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #united-states, #wuhan-china, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor’s Orders.

“Forest bathing,” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cortisol-hormone, #doctors, #forests-and-forestry, #senses-and-sensation, #walking

How to Be Mindful at the Beach

The sound of waves crashing, the salty air and the feel of sand between our toes invite us into the present moment.

#beaches, #meditation, #senses-and-sensation