How can the furniture in your home affect your wellbeing? What colour clothing will help you play sport better? And what simple trick will calm you after a tense day at work? In this revelatory book, pioneering and entertaining Oxford Professor Charles Spence shows how our senses change how we think and feel and how by 'hacking' them we can reduce stress, become more productive and be happier.
We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, and yet it's the scent of expensive face cream that removes wrinkles (temporarily), the noise of the crowd really does affect the referee's decision and food not only tastes 10 percent better if you use a tablecloth, you'll also eat 50 percent more of it. By understanding our senses, we can take greater control of our lives.
Sensehacking explores how the senses are stimulated in nature, at home, in the workplace and at play. In a world where we're suffering from the sensory overload of 24-hour news cycles and also prioritising physical distance from one another, Spence explains 'touch hunger' and shows how we can overcome it. Understanding how our senses interact can produce incredible results. This is popular science at its unbelievable best.
Paperback, 400 pages.
Measures 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
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Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.