Monday, June 24, 2024

Finally The End

 I'm not a person that could be considered an avid reader. Much like many of you, I enjoy short form content and YouTube videos. I love the occasional binge watching and I go down the random Reddit rabbit hole. Reading See What I'm Saying was painful. Do not get me wrong, I felt like certain topics were extremely interesting! Like Daniel Kish and the blind mountain bikers, Karl Wuensch experiencing anosmia and how that impacted him, learning about natural scent and how that plays a role in your attraction to others, and of course phantom limb. Other than that--not so much. I think it was a hard read with good parts and at this start of the course, I just never thought I'd be done! 

It wasn't until I got to chapter 11 that I was approaching the good part. I'm still amazed by how multisensory our perception really is. Up until reading this (reasonably) lengthy book, I had thought our five senses were just that. Individual senses that make our reality possible. I now in fact realize just how much they come together and even overcompensate when another is lost or temporarily taking a break. 

What were your honest reviews of the book?  

1 comment:

  1. Your analysis of "See What I'm Saying" effectively conveys the range of emotions that many of us feel when reading challenging literature. The book was difficult to read because of its length and complexity, but it also provided satisfying moments of discovery because of its intriguing insights into human perception, such as Daniel Kish's echolocation, Karl Wuensch's anosmia, and the subtleties of natural scent in attraction. These sections emphasized how our senses work in extraordinary ways to complement one another and alter our perception of sensory encounters. Although I found the book to be insightful, I also found some of the harder sections difficult to read. The combination of fascinating tales and rational scientific explanations imparted insightful knowledge, but navigating it took some persistence. Overall, the book demonstrated how our sensory systems are remarkably adaptive and integrated, making the effort valuable even with its challenging nature.