"Sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are the five senses that that allow us to function in the world--and make our lives more enjoyable. Although some people are born blind or deaf, or lose one of their senses later in life, these individuals often find that their other senses become heightened to make up for the lack. Other people seem to have senses that are so sharp they are almost superhuman. There are people with amazing hearing, who can detect very, very soft sounds or high frequencies. While supertasters experience taste with much greater sensitivity than others, others may have sharp eyesight or even an ability to recall images from memory after only a few moments of exposure.
Scientific studies have revealed a lot about how people acquire or inherit these super senses. The Senses explores ways that sight, taste, hearing, touch, and smell sometimes go way beyond normal to become extraordinary.
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