Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Edward T. Hall

" The shift from reliance on the nose to reliance on the eye as a result of environmental pressures has completely redefined the human situation. Mankind's ability to plan has been made possible because the eye takes in a larger sweep; it codes vastly more complex data and thus encourages thinking in abstract. Smell, on the other hand, while deeply emotional and sensually satisfying, pushed mankind in just the opposite direction. "