Table of Contents June 1993

Discover Magazine's mission is to enable readers to lead richer lives by explaining and expanding their universe.  Each month we bring you in depth information and analysis from various topics ranging from technology and space to the living world we live in.
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Smell and taste have helped us navigate a world of foul poisons and sweet, voluptuous pleasures.
Amputees can feel missing hands grab a cup of coffee, missing feet itch, and missing legs ache. Behind these ghostly sensations lies the secret of touch.
Can electronic devices make the blind see, the deaf hear? Quite possibly yes. Is that a good thing?
We're under siege from age, drugs, and rock and roll, and all that stands between us and utter silence in 32,000 dancing hearing receptors.
The eye and brain work in a partnership to interpret conflicting signals from the outside world. Ultimately, we see whatever our brains think we should.