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sense : (a) faculty of perceiving by means of sense organs (b) specialized function or mechanism (as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch) by which an animal receives and responds to external or internal stimuli (c) sensory mechanisms constituting a unit distinct from other functions (as movement or thought) — Webster
Sense A sense is a physiological capacity of organisms that provides data for perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields, most notably neuroscience, cognitive psychology (or cognitive science), and philosophy of perception. The nervous system has a specific sensory nervous system, and a sense organ, dedicated to each sense.
Humans have a multitude of senses. Sight (vision), hearing (audition), taste (gustation), smell (olfaction), and touch (somatosensation) are the five traditionally recognized senses. The ability to detect other stimuli beyond those governed by these most broadly recognized senses also exists, and these sensory modalities include temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), vibration (mechanoreception), and various internal stimuli (e.g. the different chemoreceptors for detecting salt and carbon dioxide concentrations in the blood, or sense of hunger and sense of thirst). However, what constitutes a sense is a matter of some debate, leading to difficulties in defining what exactly a distinct sense is, and where the borders between responses to related stimuli lie. — Wikipedia (Category)
Perception News -- ScienceDaily Delve into the complexities of perception research. Learn how infants recognize faces, how adults interpret conversational pauses, and how taste, smell and touch are processed in the brain.
Brief bursts, big insights
on February 14, 2020 at 6:47 pm
Researchers use new method to investigate neural oscillations.
Babies mimic songs, study finds
on February 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Researchers -- and parents -- have long known that babies learn to speak by mimicking the words they hear. But a new study shows that babies also might try to imitate the singing they hear in songs.
Researchers stimulate areas vital to...
on February 12, 2020 at 4:14 pm
One of the central questions in neuroscience is clarifying where in the brain consciousness, which is the ability to experience internal and external sensations, arises. Researchers report that a specific area in the brain, the central lateral thalamus, appears to play a key role. In monkeys under anesthesia, stimulating this area was enough to wake the animals and elicit normal waking behaviors.
Sensory perception is not superficial brain work
on February 10, 2020 at 4:22 pm
How does the brain decide which of the senses it will focus attention on when two interact? For the first time, scientists measured the sensory signals at different depths in the cortex.
The brain of migraine sufferers is hyper-excitable
on February 10, 2020 at 3:41 pm
Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches appear to have a hyper-excitable visual cortex.