Insight into sight, touch, taste and smell by multiple discriminations from norm.

  title={Insight into sight, touch, taste and smell by multiple discriminations from norm.},
  author={David A. Booth and Oliver Sharpe and Richard P J Freeman and Mark T Conner},
  journal={Seeing and perceiving},
  volume={24 5},
The paper presents an innovative theory of perception of multiple features across and within modalities. Each step is illustrated by an aspect of data from diverse experiments. The theory is that a template or norm of previously configurated features is used to perceive an object in a situation, such as consuming an item of food or drink. A mouthful usually stimulates sight first and then touch, taste and smell, with thermal, irritative, kinaesthetic and auditory patterns often also involved… CONTINUE READING
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