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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 12:00 AM

senses

The five well-known human senses are vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. The absolute thresholds of each of these senses may vary somewhat from person to person; they also differ dramatically across different species. For instance, humans have better visual acuity than rats, but poorer visual acuity than hawks. And black bears can smell a peanut butter sandwich from 18 miles away, while sharks can sense one drop of blood in a million drops of water.

Assume you have the ability to genetically engineer future generations of humans in such a way that their absolute thresholds are on a par with the best abilities found in nonhumans (eyes of a hawk, sense of smell of a shark, etc.).

What advantages and disadvantages would this present for these “supersense” future humans?

Start your discussion by speculating on how humans evolved their present sensory abilities and then deal with the pros and cons of having “supersenses


Posted By Tracy Wyatt at 12:00 AM
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Friday, August 28, 2015 8:27 AM

Approaches

Approaches

 

What approach to psychology do you most identify/agree with and why?  Why is this approach the best way of explaining human behavior? What are the positives and negavitve to this approach?


Posted By Tracy Wyatt at 8:27 AM
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