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An Apparent Order of Sensory Ability Changes in Human Beings

Lehmann, A. (2009) An Apparent Order of Sensory Ability Changes in Human Beings. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Examination of records and personal documents of 1309 human beings isolated an apparent order of sensory ability changes, for 154 members of the sample both records and personal documents were available. The five changes in the apparent order are (a) an improvement in auditory perception that always includes an increase in complexity of speech, (b) an improvement in ability to taste or to smell or both and comparative myopia in which the developing human being becomes more near-sighted than he or she has been, (c) an increase in ability to discern and separate aural or visual or aural and visual stimuli simultaneously received, (d) comparative hyperopia, and (e) a marked increase in ability in one or more up to all five of the sensory abilities considered in the research: audition, vision, gustation, olfaction, and touch. Truncation of movement through the order is a salient feature, and the fourth change, comparative hyperopia, may be skipped. If the apparent order is significant and supportable, it may lead to new, productive research in many affected disciplines.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Sensory development; Sensory ability; Hyperopia; Child development; Olfactory; Vision; Sensory ability changes; Myopia; Comparative hyperopia; Comparative myopia; Presbyopia; Mathematical ability; Cognitive change; Functional literacy; Cognitive neurology; Behavioral neurology; Psychology; Physiology; Human development; Cognitive change; Perceptual cognitive psychology.
Subjects:Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:6762
Deposited By:Lehmann, A.
Deposited On:31 Dec 2009 14:59
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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