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2009-05-28 11:13:49

Researchers have discovered that all people are capable of "hearing" shapes and sizes and perhaps even "tasting" sounds, BBC News reported. Experts say synaesthesia, the blending of sensory experiences, can influence our perception and aid us in the ability to make sense of a jumble of simultaneous sensations. People associate lower-pitched sounds with larger and more rounded shapes, according to Oxford University scientists. And now one member of that Oxford team is collaborating with chef...

2005-09-06 09:30:00

DUBLIN -- Whether it is wafting lavender or citrus scents to calm drivers and keep them awake, or vibrating seat belts to get them to slow down, smart cars in the future could help reduce road accidents. Dr Charles Spence, an experimental psychologist at England's University of Oxford, said on Monday scientists were studying utilizing the senses such as smell and touch to develop features in cars to make driving safer. "Touch is completely unused at the moment," Spence told a science...

2005-09-05 10:40:32

By Patricia Reaney DUBLIN (Reuters) - Whether it is wafting lavender or citrus scents to calm drivers and keep them awake, or vibrating seat belts to get them to slow down, smart cars in the future could help reduce road accidents. Dr Charles Spence, an experimental psychologist at England's University of Oxford, said on Monday scientists were studying utilizing the senses such as smell and touch to develop features in cars to make driving safer. "Touch is completely unused at the...


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