Archives for 2015

The Sixth Sense You Didn’t Know You Had (The Atlantic)


New research suggests that there may be a sixth sense in addition to sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. Proprioception, defined by one biologist as “the sense of your body parts’ position,” has been less understood and researched than other senses, but is important in enabling people to detect things like their nose when their eyes are closed.

Eben Bein from The Atlantic shares some insights of recent research on proprioception that give us a better idea of our full range of senses. Read the article here.

Being On Time is the New Late (Forbes)


“Being late bothers me so much that just thinking about it makes me queasy,” writes Brent Beshore for Forbes. According to Beshore, being on time is the new late, and being five minutes early is the new on- time.

In case you needed that extra incentive to get out of bed on time, Beshore lists nine reasons why being late is bad for individuals and businesses. Check them out here.

Bowdoin’s “Night Vision” Catalogue Among “Best Fine Art Publications of 2015” (Daily Beast)

NightVisionCatalogueThe Daily Beast has “Night Vision”—among its best fine arts publications of the year, that is. Published on the occasion of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art exhibition “Night Vision: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860-1960” (June 27-October 18, 2015), the 175-page exhibition catalogue was written by BCMA Curator Joachim Homann (with contributions by Avis Berman, Daniel Bosch, Linda J. Docherty, Alexander Nemerov, and Hélène Valance). The exhibition, also organized by Homann, was the first major survey of American night scenes by artists such as Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Joseph Cornell, among others. The catalogue, which includes 115 full-color illustrations, is still available through the BCMA shop.

Students Look Forward to Enjoying Family, Friends, Skiing, Travel — and a New Puppy — Over Break

Just a few days more to the holidays and winter break. Students let us know what they’re planning to do for the next few weeks.