Humans have five senses - sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. Some animals have additional sense like being able to perceive temperature or being able to detect chemicals. Depending on the breed of dog, their sense of smell is anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a humans.

About Senses

Senses are physiological capacities of organisms that provide data for perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields, most notably neuroscience, cognitive psychology (or cognitive science), and philosophy of perception. The nervous system has a specific sensory system or organ, dedicated to each sense. Human beings have a multitude of senses. Sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception) are the five traditionally recognized. Whilst the ability to detect other stimuli beyond those governed by the traditional senses exists, including temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception),...'

Contributions by Manning Bartlett,, and Patrick.

New Questions for Senses

See All Questions