Your brain uses our five senses — sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch — to figure out what's going on in the world around you. This book shows how your senses work by combining easy-to-understand explanations with detailed illustrations for you to color. You'll also find out about similarities and differences between human and animal sensory perception.
Discover the nervous system, the pathway of sensory information, and how neurons receive and send data. Read about synesthesia, an extreme form of perception that enables people to hear sounds in response to smell, feel something in response to sight, and experience other unusual sensory combinations. Learn about special animal senses that detect heat, provide night vision, and alert birds, fish, and mammals to when it's time to migrate. These and other fascinating aspects of the senses are described and illustrated with 46 full-page illustrations to color.