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Old 04-26-2016, 01:00 PM
Moriarty Moriarty is offline
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Originally Posted by Lemur866 View Post
We have lots of such "hidden" senses that aren't strictly vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. So for example the semicircular canals that control balance are sense organs, but they aren't part of any of the above senses. Or the carbon dioxide sensors that create the feeling of really needing to breathe. And "touch" is really a laundry list of different sensors that are only loosely related, such as warmth, cold, pressure, pain, touch, proprioception, and so on.
Agreed. It's a myth that there are only 5 senses. We have many more, and there is plenty of room for study of how those senses work with having to resort to "extra sensory" hypotheses.

Last edited by Moriarty; 04-26-2016 at 01:00 PM.