1. Standard memberapathist
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    I know of six, I've heard of hundreds.
  2. Standard memberapathist
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    There are five, ask any kid. There's another, an organ in you ear that let's you not fall over too much. And there are many more.
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    12 Jul '18 11:40
    In fact we like to Group them into:

    Visual
    Auditive
    Gustatoric
    Olphactoric
    Kinestethic

    Of couse the gustatoric sens is made up pf at least five different sensors (sweet, bitter, salty, sour, umami) and we have a lot of sensors for kinesthetics
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    12 Jul '18 20:41
    Originally posted by @ponderable
    In fact we like to Group them into:

    Visual
    Auditive
    Gustatoric
    Olphactoric
    Kinestethic

    Of couse the gustatoric sens is made up pf at least five different sensors (sweet, bitter, salty, sour, umami) and we have a lot of sensors for kinesthetics
    This does depend on who you ask. There are multiple scientific disciplines that are interested in the question, and we get to sort through the wreckage.
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    Hadn't heard of umami before, thanks.
  6. Standard memberuzless
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    Originally posted by @apathist
    Hadn't heard of umami before, thanks.
    it looks like little green peas that you eat
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  8. Standard memberDeepThought
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    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
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    Right answer, wrong question.
  9. Standard memberapathist
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    Originally posted by @uzless
    it looks like little green peas that you eat
    You weren't joking.
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    Originally posted by @ponderable
    In fact we like to Group them into:

    Visual
    Auditive
    Gustatoric
    Olphactoric
    Kinestethic

    Of couse the gustatoric sens is made up pf at least five different sensors (sweet, bitter, salty, sour, umami) and we have a lot of sensors for kinesthetics
    Many more with fancy names but basically we can detect;
    heat
    gravity/acceleration
    pain
    vibration
    body position
    plus there are the senses that go on inside us (eg sensing sugar/insulin levels)

    Children on with ASD often have one or more sense hyper or
    hypo active and that is not limited to the traditional 5 senses..
  11. Standard membercaissad4
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    Originally posted by @apathist
    I know of six, I've heard of hundreds.
    Have you ever "felt" someone staring at you from behind you and you turn and someone is ? Which sense is that ?
  12. Standard memberlemon lime
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    22 Jul '18 16:371 edit
    Originally posted by @caissad4
    Have you ever "felt" someone staring at you from behind you and you turn and someone is ? Which sense is that ?
    Intuition. It's also called the 6th sense.
    It's your subconscious mind telling you something you're not consciously aware of. We are constantly bombarded with so much visual and audio (and tactile) information that's it's nearly impossible to deal with it all on the conscious level.

    The problem people with autism have is they are consciously aware of too much of this information. Aside from that, Intuition is a very useful survival feature, and is also useful if you find yourself stuck when trying to solve a difficult problem. A sudden 'flash of intuition' can often times point you in the right direction.
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    Originally posted by @lemon-lime
    Intuition. It's also called the 6th sense.
    It's your subconscious mind telling you something you're not consciously aware of. We are constantly bombarded with so much visual and audio (and tactile) information that's it's nearly impossible to deal with it all on the conscious level.

    The problem people with autism have is they are consciously aware of ...[text shortened]... fficult problem. A sudden 'flash of intuition' can often times point you in the right direction.
    Barometric receptors in the stomach sense when the stomach is full. They then signal the brain to decrease the appetite.
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    Originally posted by @apathist
    How many senses do you have
    The problem with these kind of questions is that:
    [b]Is the definition of the term "sense" in any way agreed upon?[/]
    I don't think so.

    A good answer can be any answer. Five senses? Hundreds of senses? Or exactly 37 senses? Well, noone knows. Because there is no definition about the term.

    The ability of the brain to know when an ovulation is optimal, is this a sense?
    The ability to know that the bladder wants to be emptied, is this a sense?
    The ability to recognize human faces, is this a sense, is this a sense? (in fusiforma gyris).
    The sense of religion? Mathematics? Languages? Are these real senses?

    As we don't know what 'a sense' is, then we cannot efficiently discuss the quesiont, less answer it in a well defined way. So it boils down to opinions.
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