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craig1
158101.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:42 pm Reply with quote

how many sences do a human have

 
Helios
158104.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:44 pm Reply with quote

None, but we do have a few senses ;-)

Off the top of my head I can think of nine, but I know for a fact that there are many more if looking at it from a technical point of view. Somewhere in the region of twenty-four, if my memory serves me rightly, though I wouldn't care to be quoted.

 
craig1
158107.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:47 pm Reply with quote

what are the human senses

 
craig1
158108.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:49 pm Reply with quote

what are the 9 human senses

 
Helios
158109.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:53 pm Reply with quote

There are many more than nine, but the nine I can think of off the top of my head are the usual five - sight, smell, sound, touch and taste - and on top of those, balance, pain, thermoception and that one I can never remember the name for, where you know where your body parts are at all times.

Oh, and hunger and thirst are classed, too, I think. So that's at least eleven.

I can't remember any more right now.

 
samivel
158114.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:01 pm Reply with quote

Sense of humour.
Sense of style.
Common sense
Street sense.

 
grizzly
158115.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:02 pm Reply with quote

plus each of the types of taste bud, plus the different types of receptors in your eye (rods and cones IIRC)

anyway, we've covered this somewhere else at length (isn't it in the book)

 
Helios
158116.  Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:04 pm Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
(isn't it in the book)

I've yet to buy the book... It's on my 'to do' list.

 
Hummingbird
158136.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:25 am Reply with quote

The sense of having a full bladder, hunger.

 
smiley_face
158182.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:14 am Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
plus each of the types of taste bud, plus the different types of receptors in your eye (rods and cones IIRC)

anyway, we've covered this somewhere else at length (isn't it in the book)

I would have said that each of the types of taste bud combine to form what is overall a sense of taste. Similarly, rod and cone cells work together to help give you your sense of sight.

 
Tas
158219.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:27 am Reply with quote

Taste, Touch, Smell, Touch, Sight, Self-Awareness, Intuition, Balance, (I think Pain is related to touch as it is nerve-induced sensory input)....and I have no idea what thermoception is. Sensing heat? Sounds like a touch-related one too.

:-)

Tas

 
Mulvil
158296.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:08 am Reply with quote

Thermorecption is a touch related one but is very different from pain and taditional touch

 
Tas
158383.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:08 pm Reply with quote

Explain please? I can't be arsed to look it up!

:-D

Tas

 
Helios
158384.  Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:08 pm Reply with quote

Tas wrote:
and I have no idea what thermoception is. Sensing heat? Sounds like a touch-related one too.

:-)

Tas

Yeah, it's sensing heat, but it's not touch.
Also, we have both pain and touch receptors in our skin, they're seperate.

 
AHiker42
158929.  Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:39 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
that one I can never remember the name for, where you know where your body parts are at all times.


I think you mean Kinesthesia - the awareness of position, weight, tension and movement.

I seem to remember learning that kinesthesia was of the body and that there was another word to describe the same awareness of the head.

Must run off and have a look.

runs

 

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