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By Mary_dawn20 | Last updated: Jan 18, 2013
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Traditionally, there are five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Each of the senses consists of specialized cells that have receptors for specific stimuli. These cells have links to the nervous system and thus to the brain. Sensing is done at primitive levels in the cells and integrated into sensations in the nervous system. Sight is probably the most developed sense in humans, followed closely by hearing.
A common abnormality in human vision that makes it
impossible to differentiate colors accurately. One type of color blindness results in the inability to
distinguish red from green.
The inner ear has
chambers filled with a viscous fluid and small particles containing calcium carbonate.
A tongue with numerous furrows or grooves on the dorsal surface, often
radiating from a groove on the midline; it is sometimes a familial
The precise awareness of muscle and joint movement that allows us to
coordinate our muscles when we walk, talk, and use our hands. It is the sense that enables us to touch the tip of our nose with our eyes closed or to know which
part of the body we should scratch when we itch.
Functions as levers, gearing down the motion of the tympanic membrane, and passing the vibrations on to the cochlea.