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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

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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)

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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.

  • How does your brain process emotions? Answer...
    on March 5, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    New research finds that specific regions of the brain respond to emotional stimuli related to loneliness and wisdom in opposing ways.

  • Beauty is in the brain: AI reads brain data,...
    on March 5, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    Researchers have succeeded in making an AI understand our subjective notions of what makes faces attractive. The device demonstrated this knowledge by its ability to create new portraits on its own that were tailored to be found personally attractive to individuals. The results can be utilized, for example, in modelling preferences and decision-making as well as potentially identifying unconscious attitudes.

  • Quick to smile - study shows speed of expression...
    on March 4, 2021 at 3:03 pm

    The speed at which we produce facial expressions plays an important role in our ability to recognise emotions in others, according to new research.

  • Color blindness-correcting contact lenses
    on March 3, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Imagine seeing the world in muted shades -- gray sky, gray grass. Some people with color blindness see everything this way, though most can't see specific colors. Tinted glasses can help, but they can't be used to correct blurry vision. And dyed contact lenses currently in development for the condition are potentially harmful and unstable. Now researchers report infusing contact lenses with gold nanoparticles to create a safer way to see colors.

  • A genetic patch to prevent hereditary deafness
    on March 2, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    They can hear well up to about forty years old, but then suddenly deafness strikes people with DFNA9. The cells of the inner ear can no longer reverse the damage caused by a genetic defect in their DNA. Researchers have now developed a 'genetic patch' for this type of hereditary deafness, with which they can eliminate the problems in the hearing cells. Further research in animals and humans is needed.