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The strange phenomenon of musical 'skin orgasms'

The strange phenomenon of musical 'skin orgasms' | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Some people enjoy music so much that the sensations can be compared to sex. How does a good song move the body and mind in this way, asks David Robson.
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Pocket: How sound and smell can create perfect harmony

Pocket: How sound and smell can create perfect harmony | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.
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Testing Whether the Crunch Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be - New York Times

Testing Whether the Crunch Is All It’s Cracked Up to Be - New York Times | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
The science of potato chips, as measured by researchers in Korea and London.
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Potato Chips: Tasting With Our Ears | Gigabiting

Potato Chips: Tasting With Our Ears | Gigabiting | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
When we eat potato chips, crispy and crunchy are not the same thing.
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The Colors We Eat - Issue 26: Color - Nautilus

The Colors We Eat - Issue 26: Color - Nautilus | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
When it comes to food, color is money. Food companies scan their products on the line with custom colorimeters to ensure mathematically…
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oPhone Creators Unveil oMedia: A Platform For Personal Sensory Experience

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vapor Communications, a pioneer in scent delivery...
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Beer Pairings and Favorite Childhood Food

The other day I was drinking a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and enjoying some bean and cheese burritos with my kids, which they love. SN Pale Ale and bean and cheese burritos were tasting really good...
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Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme

Why Pygmies Aren't Scared By The 'Psycho' Theme | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Deep in the Congolese rain forest, a group of Pygmies lives in near isolation from Western music. When a team of scientists played them music from Star Wars and Psycho, the results were surprising.
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Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art

Looking Beyond Notions Of Erotica In Prehistoric Art | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Small statues made by our ancestors 35,000 years ago are often interpreted as sex objects or even pornography. Anthropologist Barbara J. King offers a different perspective.
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A sense of occasion: How luxury hotels and condos seduce you with signature scents

A sense of occasion: How luxury hotels and condos seduce you with signature scents | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Matthew Hague looks at the science behind creating the perfect custom scent
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Tom Dixon's Sculptural Artifacts Recreate The Smell Of London In Paris

Tom Dixon's Sculptural Artifacts Recreate The Smell Of London In Paris | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
At Tom Dixon's "Factory" installation, visitors see the production process of four limited-edition accessories, scented like London parks.
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Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss

Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
A new study found that listening to music with heavy bass lines — think "We Will Rock You" and "In Da Club" — makes people feel more powerful.
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Smartphones, apps are liberating the blind and visually impaired

Smartphones, apps are liberating the blind and visually impaired | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
The smartphone has made a huge difference in the lives of the blind and visually impaired with key, built-in features, while developers are beginning to make their apps easier for the blind to use.
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Pringles in Your Ear

Pringles in Your Ear | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
The following is an article from the Annals of Improbable Research.The sounds of crisp chips (crisps) and stale chips (crisps) by Marc Abrahams, Improbable Research staff Crispness is associated with crunchiness, but your ears make a difference. That’s the take-away-and-chew-on-it message of an Oxford University study1 called “The Role of Auditory Cues in Modulating the Perceived Crispness and Staleness of Potato Chips.”The authors, experimental psychologists Massimiliano Zampi
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The Science of Why You Crave Comfort Food

The Science of Why You Crave Comfort Food | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
It's not just because these foods are tasty. It's because they make us feel less alone
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Chocolatexture, A Beautifully Designed Set of Chocolates Shaped to Represent Onomatopoeic Japanese Words for Textures

Chocolatexture, A Beautifully Designed Set of Chocolates Shaped to Represent Onomatopoeic Japanese Words for Textures | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
Oki Sato, head designer of the design studio nendo, was named Designer of the Year by French interior design trade show Maison et Objet, which runs in Paris from January 23 to January 27, 2015. Rep...
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Sugar, Salt And Subtle Tannins: Pairing Wine And Junk Food

Wine pairings aren't just for fancy dinners. Tootsie rolls and a rich port, french fries and Riesling: wine experts from across the country offer advice on pairing wine with unpretentious snacks.
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Soon Your Tech Will Talk to You Through Your Skin | WIRED

Soon Your Tech Will Talk to You Through Your Skin | WIRED | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
When Thomas Ella gets a text message on his smartphone, he can sometimes tell what it says without reading it. Instead, he feels it: An app called Mumble! “plays” the text as a pattern of vibrations, syllable by syllable, using higher-intensity vibrations when a message has exclamation points or capitalizations. After a few weeks of using the app, Ella developed a sort of tactile ESP, an ability to recognize texts as coming from particular friends and to distinguish a significant message that ne
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European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible

European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
A European spacecraft has picked up a foul odor emanating from a comet called 67P/C-G. Imagine sharing a stable with a drunk person and a dozen rotten eggs.
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National Gallery of Victoria to exhibit the fine art of perfume creation

National Gallery of Victoria to exhibit the fine art of perfume creation | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
THE modern perfume industry began not in the lavender fields of Provence or the sandalwood forests of India but in the laboratory, with the chemical synthesis of a compound called coumarin. The chemical occurs naturally in plants, but in 1868 an English chemist, William Henry Perkin, discovered how to produce it artificially. It has a sweet smell that is reminiscent of almonds.
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Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers

Galaxy's centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum, say astronomers | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
The hunt for chemicals in deep space that could seed life on other planets has yielded a large, fruity molecule
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Why is the fragrance industry so secretive?

Why is the fragrance industry so secretive? | SENSE8 | Scoop.it
(This is a follow-up post to the earlier article: "What is a perfumer and how to become one.") Why aren't perfume ingredients listed in full? Why do we have to rely on a generic list of everything ...
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