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Old 08-28-2009, 01:52 AM
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I accidentally pressed Post instead of preview. I meant to add a link and quote to my first sentence. I hate quoting from Wikipedia, but it is sourced, and it jives with what I learned in school. Apparently we are up to ten now.

There is no firm agreement among neurologists as to the number of senses because of differing definitions of what constitutes a sense. One definition states that an exteroceptive sense is a faculty by which outside stimuli are perceived. The traditional five senses Humans are considered to have at least five additional senses that include: nociception (pain), equilibrioception (balance), proprioception & kinesthesia (joint motion and acceleration), sense of time, thermoception (temperature differences), with possibly an additional weak magnetoception (direction), and six more if interoceptive senses are also considered.