Forget the sixth sense! It now seems that humans have way more than that. Controlled by brain central, our senses employ sets of exquisite biological machinery to keep us alive, but also to build and maintain our individual picture of the world, in which perception is not always reality. This biological system of data collection spans many fields from neuroscience and optics to psychology and philosophy.
An appropriately sensitive panel discusses how the human senses work, what can go wrong and how scientific advances might fix the problems.
Alex Hewitt is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania, as well as a Principal Investigator...View Profile
Tasha Stanton is a Clinical Pain Neuroscientist from the University of South Australia, interested in novel methods to understand why we hurt and why (sometimes) pain doesn't go away. She...View Profile
David Whiteman is an epidemiologist, professor and public health physician with an international reputation for his research on cancer. His work focuses on how environmental and genetic factors interact to...View Profile
Dr Heather Smyth is a flavour and sensory scientist who has been working with premium food and beverage products for over fifteen years. Current projects involve specialty coffee, beer, wine,...View Profile
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