Before jumping into the project, it is only fair to know basically how do humans hear and feel.
When we hear a sound, this is what actually takes place:
- Sound waves enter the ear canal and cause the eardrum to vibrate.
- Vibrations pass through 3 connected bones in the middle ear
- This motion sets fluid moving in the inner ear.
- Moving fluid bends thousands of delicate hair-like cells which convert the vibrations into nerve impulses.
- Nerve impulses are carried to the brain by the auditory nerve
- In the brain, these impulses are converted into what we “hear” as sound.
Credits: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/information/anatomy/touching.htm, http://hubpages.com/education/The-A-Z-of-Medical-Terminology
Your somatic sensory system is responsible for your sense of touch. The somatic sensory system has nerve receptors that help you feel when something comes into contact with your skin, such as when a person brushes up against you. These sensory receptors are generally known as touch receptors or pressure receptors. You also have nerve receptors that feel pain and temperature changes such as hot and cold.
Q: Whats the similarity between frogs and us?!
A: Both frogs and human have the same organ parts! We both have eyes that can see underwater. We both also have vocal chords and also many other organs which have similar purposes.
Chocolate tasting experiment!
A (rank #3) – unpleasant!
- deep dark scent
- scent reminded me of Toblerone, so expected a sweet taste
- shape implied was like those normal milk candy, rectangular
- bitter upon biting
- weird spicy after taste
B (rank #2) – meh
- dark chocolate smell
- texture feels sophisticated
- circular shape remind me of the cheap chocolate coins
- taste what i expected, no change in experience
C (ranked #1)- amazeballs
- crumby on one side, smooth on another
- textured side reminds of potato chips, immediately pleasant
- chocolate side melts immediately upon eating
- sweet then salty
- has something different which is the crunch sound
My pleasant scent is this perfume which has a very sweet, lingering smell. It is a halal perfume and its scent reminds me of being in the mosque and feeling very serene, safe and calm.
My unpleasant scent is cat food. It has a very overpowering pungent smell and the memory it evokes just reminds me of cat puking or the unpleasant things they do.
Fun Facts about scent and memory!
- Studies show that 75% of emotions are triggered by smell which is linked to pleasure, well-being, emotion and memory – handy when you want people to buy your products.
- One of the most evocative smells from childhood is crayons.
- The sense of smell is the first of all our senses to develop. Even before we are born, our sense of smell is fully formed and functioning.
- The human brain can process roughly 10,000 smells in an area the size of a postage stamp, each triggering a neural response.
- The answer to the question, can you smell in your sleep, is quite simply, no. As it turns out, the phrase wake up and smell the coffee is more true than you would imagine. When you are asleep, your sense of smell shuts down. You can only smell the coffee after you have woken up.
- Your sense of smell accounts for 75-95% of the impact a flavour has. Without being able to smell the difference between onion and potato, it’d be difficult to tell them apart.