515: How to supercharge your senses | Polysynesthete Maureen Seaberg

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Dec 11 2023 • 42 mins

“We're at the dawn of a sensory renaissance,” says Maureen Seaberg. Maureen, a polysynesthete and author, joins us to discuss how we may be able to “smell” our way to optimal health, plus: - How to tap into your sensory superpowers (~00:14) - How Maureen discovered her synesthesia (~05:19) - How many people have synesthesia (~07:47) - Can synesthesia be taught? (~09:47) - The power of remote sensing (~13:22) - What sensory superpowers tell us about consciousness (~20:07) - What we know about the smell of fear (~24:14) - How to supercharge your senses (~26:47) - The power of comfort sounds & smells (~30:37) - Maureen’s daily meditation practice (~32:32) - How our modern world weakens our senses (~36:49) - How scent can potentially unlock early disease (~38:43) - Why everyone is a superhuman (~43:26) Take 20% off clean coffee+ by visiting shop.mindbodygreen.com/coffee20. Cannot combine with gift cards or other discount codes. Referenced in the episode: - Maureen's book, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Astonishing New Science of the Senses - The Gift Of Fear. - EPA report stating we spend 90% of our lives indoors. - Laboratories for Fundamental Research. - mbg Podcast episodes #493 and #350, with Gretchen Rubin. - Sign up for The Long Game.  We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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