Thanks to our friends over at Listverse, I learned something new while researching this article. Hopefully, this will be new to you as well! I love learning something new each day! Keeps my mind working pretty good, I think.
How many senses do you have? At least nine. The five we all know about: Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, were first proposed by Aristotle, but there are now four more which are agreed among scientists to be official senses, these are:
1. Thermoception – the sense of heat (or it’s absence) on our skin,
2. Equilibrioception – our sense of balance, which is determined by the fluid filled cavities in our inner ear.
3. Nociception – Pain.
4. Proprioception – or ‘body awareness’. This is the conscious knowledge of where our body parts are without having to look, for example, close your eyes and waggle your big toe, you still know where it is in relation to the rest of you.
Some neurologists also argue that there are even more than 9. What about hunger? Or thirst? It’s certainly a grey area.
Isn't it amazing to know we have names for these senses that I had never heard about? Heck, I feel kinda special knowing that, don't you?
Let's have our coffee out on the patio this morning. The roses are blooming all over the place and the smell is terrific!