6 Talked About senses

6 Talked About senses

We all talk about the common 5 senses. Touch, Taste, Smell, Hearing and Sight. But here are 6 senses that are left off that list.

  1. Balance And Acceleration
    Balance, equilibrioception, or vestibular sense is the sense that allows an organism to sense body movement, direction and acceleration and to attain and maintain postural equilibrium and balance. The organ of equilibrioception is the vestibular labyrinthine system found in both of the inner ears.
  2. Temperature
    Thermoception is the sense of heat and the absence of heat (cold) by the skin and including internal skin passages or rather the heat flux (The rate of heat flow) in these areas. There are specialized receptors for cold (declining temperature) and to heat. The cold receptors play an important part in the animal’s sense of smell, telling wind direction. The heat receptors are sensitive to infrared radiation and can occur in specialized organs, for instance in pit vipers
  3. Kinesthic Sense
    Proprioception, the kinesthic senses, provides the parletal cortex of the brain with information on the relative positions of the part of the body. Neurologists test this sense by telling patients to close their eyes and touch their own nose with the tip of a finger. Assuming proper proprioceptive function, at no time will the person lose awareness of where the hand actually is, even though it is not being detected by any of the other senses. Proprioception and touch are related in subtle ways and their impairment results in surprising and deep deficits and actions
  4. Other Internal Senses
    An internal sense or interoception is “any sense that is normally stimulated or from within the body”, These involve numerous sensory reception in internal organs, such as stretch receptors that are neurologically linked to the brain.
  5. Time
    Chronoception refers to how the passage of time perceived and experienced. Although the senses of time is not associated with a specific sensory system the work of psychologists and neuroscientists indicates that human brains do have a system governing the perception of time, composed of highly distributed system involving the cerebellum and basal ganglia. One particular component, the suprachissmatic nucleus, is responsible for the circadian (or daily) rhythm, while other cell clusters appear to be capable of shorter-range (ultradian) timekeeping
  6. Pain
    Nocioception (physiological pain) signals nerve-damage or damage to tissues. The three types of pain receptors are cutaneous (skin), somatic (joints and bones), and visceral (body organs). It was previously believed that pain was simply the overloading of pressure receptors, but research in the first half of the 20th century research in the first half of the 20th century indicated that pain is distinct phenomenon that intertwines with all the other senses, includibng touch.

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