Sense

Cosma Home > Communication > Knowledge > Realm > Anthropological > Self > Body > Sense

Spotlight

What is synesthesia? (Thomas J. Palmeri, Randolph B. Blake and Ren Marois, Scientific American)
Synesthesia (Neuroscience for Kids)
Synesthesia (Wikipedia)

Resources

These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…

General

Portal

The Nervous System Portal (Scientist Cindy), The Human Body: Nervous System Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

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

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

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)

Britannica

Introduction

Five Senses (The Visible Body)

Search

WolframAlpha

Preservation

History

A Natural History of the Senses (Diane Ackerman)
(Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

Science Daily
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun

Humor

5 Senses Jokes (ArcaMax)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Music

Song Lyrics

Fiction

This Vest Lets You Feel What Your Favorite Fictional Characters are Experiencing (Lauren Landry, BostInno)
MAS S65: Science Fiction to Science Fabrication (MIT Media Lab)

returntotop

More…

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.

  • When it comes to communication skills, maybe...
    on September 24, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    A neuroscientist and speech pathologist, led a study that uncovered how neural networks in infants influence their language learning skills in early childhood.

  • How tactile vibrations create illusions
    on September 23, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Among the traditional five human senses, touch is perhaps the least studied. Yet, it is solicited everywhere, all the time, and even more so in recent years with the widespread daily use of electronic devices that emit vibrations. Indeed, any moving object transmits oscillatory signals that propagate through solid substrates. Our body detects them by means of mechanoreceptors located below the skin and transmits the information to the brain similarly to auditory, olfactory or visual stimuli. By […]

  • Researchers study recurrent neural network...
    on September 21, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    A recurrent neural network structure exists in the most important part of the brain -- the frontal cortex -- and this network is less complex than has been thought and mostly unidirectional, new research shows.

  • Our eyes and brain work together to create a...
    on September 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Humans read by 'pre-processing' written words to create a pipeline of meaning, according to new research.

  • Mice’s learning skills help researchers...
    on September 21, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Is it a Rembrandt or a Vermeer? For lay people, it is often challenging to distinguish paintings by these two old masters. For the trained eye of an expert, on the other hand, it is not difficult at all. Scientists have now demonstrated that mice can also become experts in sorting images into categories. The study shows that part of the category knowledge is already present in early visual areas, highlighting how widespread such semantic memories are stored throughout the brain.