The clinician behind the interactive ‘Science of Sight’ experience, Dr Mariya Moosajee, hoped the sensory pieces on display, taken from the Blind Art collection at Moorfields Eye Hospital, would help to “promote tactile art” and artworks based on smell and sound. Some of the more interesting exhibits I came across on my visit to the exhibition were a giant red blood cell, whose crescent-like shape could be examined by feeling its smooth velvet-like form, and a set of small, light-weight cardboard boxes that, upon opening, emitted soothing scents such as coconut, cinnamon and rose.

Source: Multisensory art the focus of exhibition at London’s Science Museum | OphthalmologyTimes

Random sensory quotes

You must learn to heed your senses. Humans use but a tiny percentage of theirs. They barely look, they rarely listen, they never smell, and they think that they can only experience feelings through their skin. But they talk, oh, do they talk.

— Michael Scott