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What It’s Like To Gain A Sense

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Our five senses are actually not static but can, in fact, grow. Dr. Susan R. Barry, professor emeritus of biology and neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss three case histories, including her own, of people gaining a new way of seeing or hearing at an older age – and what these experiences tell us about the brain. Her book is “Coming to Our Senses: A Boy Who Learned to See, a Girl Who Learned to Hear, and How We All Discover the World.”