Five Senses


When freshman composition major June Lee listens to a song he identifies each note by pitch with ease. After all, he has perfect pitch.


Nov 27, 2012 1:08 am

Not your parents' campus

Campus reflects our college experience in pieces — the place where we first met someone who changed our life, saw a flyer that jump-started a love for an organization, or the classroom where we had that “aha” moment.


Feb 18, 2013 7:01 pm

Tripped Up

Think the use of marijuana is a phenomenon of the last century? Think again.


Feb 18, 2013 7:18 pm

Remember that?

We encounter millions of sensory cues every second of every day, from the itchy sweater tickling our arm to the almost inaudible hum of the refrigerator in our apartment. Most of these sensations go unnoticed, but how is it that you immediately think of high school prom when you hear the song “I Gotta Feeling”?


Feb 18, 2013 3:00 pm

Every time we touch

We talked to the experts at Bloomington’s Mac Experience store for the digital 411.


Feb 18, 2013 2:56 pm

Take Five

We’ve focused on the five “traditional” senses in this issue, but there are five more that are often overlooked.


A handshake, a high-five, a kiss — it turns out all of these gestures, which use one of our most intimate senses, touch, can be traced back through human history.


Feb 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Model Behavior

Junior Dillon Olney, a BFA sculpture major, is working on his first project of the semester. It’s a transition piece now, he says,­­ from despair to success. Like his love for sculpture, the piece is being molded.


Feb 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Abercrombie and Snitch

Abercrombie & Fitch is known for drowning their customers in their signature “Fierce” cologne, but why do they do it? A current A&F employee gave us the low-down on her experiences with the unmistakable scent.


As the only perfumer to blend, bottle, and sell fragrances in the United States, Renee Gabet of Annie Oakley Perfumery has loved fragrances since she was a little girl.


Feb 18, 2013 6:53 pm

Do pheromones actually work?

Small, white, heterosexual female wears commercial pheromones to the bars to test the product's effectiveness. Results surprising.


Feb 18, 2013 6:36 pm

Seeing in 50 shades of sound

For sophomore Lily Wolf, every letter and number has a different color. Wolf has synesthesia, a joining of one sense with another.


Feb 18, 2013 3:12 pm

Tunnel Vision

Caleb Konstanski, former captain of the NCAA national championship-winning IU men’s soccer team, is one of the newest members of the Major League Soccer team, the Chicago Fire. He's sharing a few of his game-winning secrets with Inside.


Feb 18, 2013 9:21 pm

Science behind tasting

Foodies, take a break from your Pinterest recipe boards because there’s a new source for inspiration. School of Informatics and Computing assistant professor, Yong Yeol Ahn, used chemistry data to produce a network of flavor compounds that show which foods taste good together.


Feb 25, 2013 5:32 pm

Crunching the numbers

It’s late Friday night, and you’re absolutely starving. The Pizza X light is beckoning. You make your way over, get in line behind a group of drunk freshmen, and decide on an order of breadstix with nacho cheese. It is food heaven. What you don’t know is that at 1,384 calories, you just ate over half the day’s calorie requirements in one late-night munching session.