At our next scout meeting I want to have my girls earn the Brownie Senses badge (omg it is the cutest!) by playing with some illusions, and I need some more ideas to round it out. [more inside]
In a new friendship/relationship. Help us explore our sensual sides without sex! Possibly mild NSFW details inside. [more inside]
My mom may have permanently lost her senses of smell and taste due to a complication from a nasty virus she had in the spring. This is understandably depressing for her. What are some suggestions I can give her for foods that emphasize texture to help her find new ways to enjoy food?
So when you enter a recently occupied bathroom, you really have to just put up with smelling the poop? Sucks to be you.
Can you turn your sense of smell on and off at will? [more inside]
Why does guaifenesin (aka Mucinex) smell like millipedes? [more inside]
Why has my sense of smell suddenly become amazing? Or, why am I smelling things that have gone away for a day or two after they are gone? [more inside]
What sort of sensory things - tastes, smells, sounds, you know the deal - are reminiscent or representative of San Francisco? [more inside]
What does alcohol on someone else's breath smell like? [more inside]
Why do I feel electric currents? [more inside]
What suggestions do you have to help me be more sensuous? [more inside]
I have very low threshold for certain sounds. I can't handle noise, especially I find high pitch female or children voice unbearable. I also have trouble with neighbors walking around, the high bass thuds etc. [more inside]
Are you or your child anosmic? As in can't smell anything? Have you found a way to reverse your condition? [more inside]
LiteratureFilter: Yo metafilterland. I'm on a quest for two things: literary representations of the new york city subway, the more personal and sensorial the better, and literary representations of a new york city without subways, circa before 1904. Non-fiction and suggestions are welcome as well, as are examples that use less stringent definitions of "text" (film, song lyrics, dance etc).
Can you show me some amazing literary descriptions of the pleasures of tasting and eating food? [more inside]
I'm trying to put together a list of senses other than the big human five... [more inside]
The air feels thick to me, like it's more substantial than it really is. When I move, especially my head and arms, it feels like I'm leaving behind me a trail that's like a hollowed-out cavity of where that limb has just been. Felt like this since I was a child. So. WTF? [more inside]
I'm wondering if anyone has had similar experiences to those described below, and/or can enlighten me as to what's happening. [more inside]
What else can be sensed passively? [more inside]
For a lot of people, a particular aroma can be a strong trigger for memory. I don't think it works in reverse: why is this? [more inside]
Could balance be considered a sixth sense? [more inside]
Is there a sonic equivalent to goatse? [more inside]
When I'm lying in bed sometimes I can concentrate and send what feels like a charge of electricity down my spine. Am I actually doing anything or is this entirely mental? My back will physically move a bit as I do it and it feels quite nice, but is it just some sort of illusion?
MysteriousTasteBudChange!Filter: Everything I drink tastes sweet to me now. Even water and salty broth. Strangely enough, I can still taste salt in food, and a pinch of salt on the tongue tastes exactly as it should. What the hell is going on? Am I going to die of a brain tumor or something?
So sharks can smell one part blood in one million parts seawater. How? I understand that the blood would diffuse in water, but wouldn't at least a particle of the blood have to come into contact with the shark? Does diffusion happen that fast?
Hopefully, the following question's not too taboo. My friend was reminiscing about trippin' and the activities during. What tripping activities do y'all remember that were phenomenally wonderful? How did you delight those senses?
What does saffron taste like? Also what are the differences between Greek, Indian, Iranian and Spanish saffron? Also which is the best? [more inside]