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Embodied: The psychology of physical sensation

Christopher Eccleston


This book examines the ten neglected bodily senses that are rarely discussed. We grow up thinking there are five senses, but we forget about the ten neglected senses of the body that structure and limit our experience. Physical senses are explored in ten chapters: balance, movement, pressure (acting in gravity), breathing, fatigue, pain, itch, temperature, appetite, and expulsion (the senses of physical matter leaving the body). For each sense, two people are interviewed who live with extreme experiences of the sense; their stories bring to life how far physical sensations matter to us and how ... More

Keywords: senses, body, embodiment, pain, itch, proprioception, interoception, embodied, cognition, psychosomatic, health psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198727903
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727903.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Eccleston, author
Department for Health, University of Bath, UK