Research Forums Spotlight Faculty Research in College of Humanities and Social Sciences “How Many Senses Do We Really Have? The Fallacy of the Five Senses,” is one of six lectures by HSS faculty members this year Michael Gordon The number of senses humans possess was the topic of a recent lecture presented by Michael Gordon, assistant professor of psychology, during a program sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). “How Many Senses Do We Really Have? The Fallacy of the Five Senses,” is one of six lectures by HSS faculty members this year that showcase their research or other academic work. All HSS Faculty Research Forums are held in the Atrium Faculty Lounge (Room 126). The lectures present junior faculty with the opportunity to share the results of research and other work conducted during their summer research program. “Colleagues from other programs participate in what is usually a very lively dialogue after the lecture," says Kara Rabbitt, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Studies. "The forums provide a chance to come together for an intellectual exchange and offer valuable feedback to the presenters. That’s one of the most satisfying aspects of the program.” Other topics to be discussed this year include “Gender Quotas and Marked Bodies: Challenges and Possibilities for Feminist Political Practice,” by Vidya Kalaramadam, assistant professor of women’s and gender studies on November 18; “Reading of Current Poetry,” by Christopher Salerno, assistant professor of English on February 14, 2012; and “Analysis of Influences on Laypeople’s Statistical Judgments,” by Natalie Obrecht, assistant professor of psychology on March 23, 2012; followed by a senior faculty panel discussion, on April 5, 2012. Jacob Felson, assistant professor of sociology, kicked off the series with a lecture, “The Effect of Religious Socialization on Sexual Orientation,” in September.