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Is There a Sixth Sense?

Kathryn Linn Geurts

in Culture and the Senses

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234550
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520936546 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234550.003.0001
Is There a Sixth Sense?

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This chapter discusses the question of whether there is a sixth sense or not, first introducing the domain of sensation and perception, and then considering the “sixth sense” as a form of balance for the five senses. It also briefly discusses the culturally specific construction of a sensorium, the five-senses model, and the taxonomy of nine sensory systems that was introduced during the nineteenth century, introducing the Anlo-Ewe, which is the focus of the study, and the study's interpretive framework and argument.

Keywords: sixth sense; sensation; perception; sensorium; five-senses model; sensory systems; Anlo-Ewe

Chapter.  6969 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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