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 A sensory system consists of the five main senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. Each individual sense posses their own advantages and disadvantages, but all are crucial to a person’s survival. However, many individuals still take these natural gifts for granted. This is where the same question continues to surface; “if you had to give up one of your senses, which one would you select?” In other words, which sense could a person do best without? I think about this every single time...

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The senses

In psychology, sensation and perception are stages of processing of the senses in human and animal systems, such as vision, auditory, vestibular, and pain senses. Included in this topic is the study of illusions such as motion aftereffect, color constancy, auditory illusions, and depth perception. Sensation is the function of the low-level biochemical and neurological events that begin with the impinging of a stimulus upon the receptor cells of a sensory organ. It is the detection of the elementary...

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THE SENSES Hilgard morgan and Sartain explain that there are more than eight senses that we use to explore and learn about the world.Each of these senses has a specific sense organ within which are receptor cells or receiving mechanisms that are sensitive to certain stimuli in the environment. The Eye Is the organ of vision, is sometimes compared to a camera lens because it works roughly the same way as the latter which focuses images of objects at various distances o the film as it...

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before we learned how to use language, reason, or emotions to further our knowledge, we used our senses. As toddlers we used our sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing to make sense of our surroundings. The evolution of knowledge is mostly because of sense perception. The most primitive versions of ourselves, for example the cavemen, heavily survived off of sense perception alone. They knew by their senses that certain plants, animals, weather, etc. separated life and death. Now scientists and inventors...

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The Human Senses

Senses What are the human senses and how do they work? The human senses are faculties by which the human body perceives external stimulation. Humans have senses to help them experience the world around them. The five main senses are sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Each of these five senses consists of organs with a specialized structure that has receptors for specific stimulation. These receptors are linked to the nervous system and therefore the brain. Sight Sight is the sense...

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The 5 Senses

The results when I asked people what sense would they rather lose were as follows: two people for hearing, two people for taste, and then one person for touch. The two people who choose hearing had about the same explanation for why they lose that one. The two people that also choose taste also had the same explanation for choosing to lose that sense. I was surprised when I asked the fifth person which they would rather lose an they choose touch, because for me, that is one I would hate to lose....

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Sense and Essay

nytimes.com/2008/07/18/opinion/18fri4.html?_r=1 1. Explain how the author describes the wind in three sentences? Provide one quote from the essay. 2. Copy down at least three descriptions that connect to at least three of the following senses: a. visual b. taste c. hearing d. touch e. smell 3. Write down the author’s main point. Actually copy his main point from the essay so I can see that you see his thesis. 4. What are five words (diction) that you find...

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Sense of Perception

Sense Perception Our five senses are important sources of knowledge that actively structure our knowledge about the world rather than passively reflect reality. They are ‘the gates and windows’ of the mind that controls communication between the outside world, and ourselves presenting us with different variety of the world. Using our senses to be aware of things is defined as our Perception. We do not realize that perception plays a bigger role than what it may seem, playing a more active process...

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Senses and Stimuli

Sensory Adaptation SSCI206-1103A-17 Florence Bresnahan Week Two American Intercontinental University Introduction Sensation is described as the stimulus of the reactors that our brain receives whenever we utilize any of our five senses such as hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, or touching. Sensory adaptation occurs when the "continued presence of that same stimulus results in a loss of sensitivity" (ref). In order for the brain to continue to experience the stimulus, "a stronger stimulus...

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Touch Senses

skin contains numerous sensory receptors which receive information from the outside environment. The sensory receptors of the skin are concerned with at least five different senses: pain, heat, cold, touch, and pressure. The five are usually grouped together as the single sense of touch in the classification of the five senses of the whole human body. The sensory receptors vary greatly in terms of structure. For example, while pain receptors are simply unmyelinated terminal branches of neurons,...

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