Out in April, 2021
Sharing surprising secrets from blind ballerinas, voodoo priests and even a nurse who can smell Parkinson’s disease before it is diagnosed, Super Senses uncovers the science behind these abilities that make us human – and offers fascinating lessons in how we can all learn to use them better. Could being more sensitive make us happier, healthier – or even wealthier?
‘Fascinating… You’ll never think about your senses in the same way again’ — CLAUDIA HAMMOND
‘Remarkable… Should be read by every person with a body’ — GAIA VINCE, Channel 4 presenter and award-winning author of ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE and TRANSCENDENCE.
‘How to better train our abilities from balance to empathy, gut feelings to our very sense of self…. A sensory delight’ — JO MARCHANT, NYT-bestselling author of CURE and THE HUMAN COSMOS.
‘An awe-inspiring guide to our sensual world that will leave you in wonder at your own astonishing perceptual powers. With cutting-edge science and extraordinary personal stories, Emma Young offers evidence-based strategies to protect and fine-tune many of those abilities – with potentially life-changing consequences. Along the way, Super Senses busts some of the most enduring myths about the human body and mind’ — DAVID ROBSON, author of THE INTELLIGENCE TRAP
‘This book changed the way I sense the world. I’d say eye-opening but that’s too limiting: this is sense-opening stuff’ — ROWAN HOOPER, author of SUPERHUMAN