I would be lost without my sense of smell. As I read about Karl Wuensch's experience with anosmia, I really felt for him. I know it must have been extremely hard going without a sense of smell. I personally smell absolutely everything. I smell food before I put it in my mouth, clothes before I wear them and anything else you can imagine. I am sure you can see now how bad anosmia would impact me. Karl said what he missed the most was the scent of people. Everyone has their own scent, both good and bad! I think I have to agree with him. I understand that losing your sense of smell isn't the worst thing that can happen, but it is extremely unfortunate. Anosmia can leave you feeling lost and take away an important part of your everyday interaction. I have to say that I am extremely lucky to have all of my senses working well.
The psychology of Perception involves the interaction of our senses and our conscious mind. Perception is involved in every aspect of our lives as we make decisions and judgments based on what we experience. If you study diligently you will leave this course with a broad understanding of sensation and perception. From this general understanding you will be able to further investigate areas of interest by means of literature review and research on specific topics.