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  Sense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
Hearing or audition is the sense of sound perception and results from tiny hair fibres in the inner ear detecting the motion of a membrane which vibrates in response to changes in the pressure exerted by atmospheric particles within (at best) a range of 9 to 20000 Hz, however this changes for each individual.
Steiner proposed three more senses as well: the sense of phoneme or language, the sense of thought and the sense of ego (the ability to recognize an ego outside of our own); he termed these three 'higher senses' that depended upon the healthy development of the foundational senses of balance, movement, pain/wellness and touch.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Senses   (1876 words)

  
 The senses
A broadly acceptable definition of a sense would be "a system that consists of a sensory cell type (or group of cell types) that respond to a specific kind of physical energy, and that correspond to a defined region (or group of regions) within the brain where the signals are received and interpreted".
Neuroanatomists generally regard it as two senses, given that different receptors are responsible for the perception of colour (the frequency of light) and brightness (the energy of light).
Thermoception is the sense of heat and the absence of heat (cold).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/th/The_Senses.html   (1142 words)

  
 The Senses
There is an important sense of equilibrium that uses the semicircular canals in the ear to detect motions of the head, that partly has an involuntary output, as well as an effect on conciousness.
The senses cannot be understood except by careful separation of the physical and objective stimulus from the mental and subjective perception.
All senses have the widest dynamic range possible, which is greatest in hearing, and least in touch or taste, made possible by a logarithmic response.
www.cerebromente.org.br /n16/mente/senses1.html   (2691 words)

  
 Aging changes in the senses
When you age, the way your senses (taste, smell, touch, vision, and hearing) are able to give you information about the world changes.
Fortunately, many of the aging changes in the senses can be compensated for with equipment such as glasses and hearing aids or by minor changes in lifestyle.
The sense of smell begins at nerve receptors high in the membranes of the nose.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/004013.htm   (2035 words)

  
 The Senses: A Whirlwind Tour
Mammals tend to have a good sense of smell, especially carnivores and their prey (for very obvious reasons!) Primates, however, have a relatively poor sense of smell.
The kinesthetic sense is based on receptor neurons in the muscles and joints that basically work on the mechanical distortion principle.
The vestibular sense is also connected to parts of the brain that tell you when it is time to vomit.
www.ship.edu /~cgboeree/senses.html   (1786 words)

  
 On the senses... 
A sixth sense is the intuitive summation of the other five and, yes, we all have that too.
Dr. Grandin said that dogs and cats have particularly powerful senses of smell and the cat was easily able to follow smells it picked up inside the van while being moved.
She mentioned several other cases of animals who were able to use their sense of smell to backtrack to a favorite place - in some cases the distances were in excess of hundreds of miles.
homepage.mac.com /credmond/iblog/C365849107/E247218555   (5286 words)

  
 Fine Tuning The Senses - Instructor:  Jane Bernard
Fine tuning the senses lets you access the passion that enables you to clarify your message.
Workshop #1:  5 hours:  An intense one day workshop focusing on interactive writing exercises using the 5 senses that culminates in the creation of a platform that connects you with your intuition and your reader.
Workshop #3:  6 months (2x a month):  Spend a month concentrating on each of the five senses, culminating with a focus on how these are enhanced and connected by your intuition.
www.lsswritingschool.com /FineTuningtheSenses.html   (314 words)

  
 The Senses and the Soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The hunger of men for truth is immense; but they are not erect on their feet; the senses are too strong for the soul.
The savage surrenders to his senses; he is subject to paroxysms of joy and fear; he is lewd, and a drunkard.
When you see their dexterity in particulars, you cannot overestimate the resources of good sense, and when you find how empty they are of all remote aims, you cannot underestimate their philosophy.
www.emersoncentral.com /senses_and_the_soul.htm   (1940 words)

  
 Vision, Hearing, and Smell: The Best-Known Senses
Much was learned from observing the results of head injuries, as well as by dissecting postmortem human brains and the brains of animals.
The past decade has seen an explosion of research on all the senses, partly because of the new tools supplied by molecular biology.
The retina, a sheet of neurons at the back of the eye that any physician can see through an ophthalmoscope, is the only part of the brain that is visible from outside the skull.
www.hhmi.org /senses/a/a130.htm   (630 words)

  
 BIOL237 Class Notes - The Senses
Taste cells are found in groups called taste buds located on the tongue, epiglottis, hard palate and a few other places in the mouth.
Two groups of sense cells of the utricle and saccule sense the position of the head and linear movement.
One opening of the canal, the cochlear round window on its inferior surface near the base, is covered by a thin membrane (the secondary tympanic membrane) by which it absorbs or damps vibrations reaching it.
webanatomy.net /anatomy/senses_notes.htm   (5350 words)

  
 Metroactive Movies | In the Realm of the Senses
We see soldiers drilling on some of Sada's excursions--one of a few reminders, here and there, that the more respectable citizens were about to have themselves an orgy of their own.
In the Realm of the Senses comes from the tradition of erotic Japanese prints, the shunga, in which the faces are stylized, but the organs are delineated with almost topographical care.
The 20-year-old film is among other things, a guide on how to make a movie about sex that avoids both the cheat that is soft-core pornography and the visit to the urologist's clinic that is hard-core.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/03.07.96/realm-senses-9610.html   (728 words)

  
 Inverting The Senses
However if we understand that perception is always of the mind and senses, and knowing that, then turn the attention we normally place in and on the senses and mind, inward.
Yet while this is no small achievement it is still a long way from dissolution of the Cosmos itself and with it that awful Karmic Wheel as there is stil the awareness of the Self as the entire Cosmos/Time/Manifestation etc. which is itself subject to existence.
Once you have succeeded in making the senses stabilize on the inner space in a unified way (this takes a fair amount of practice) there is a point at which they sort of lock onto the inner space as reality, instead of the outer.
www.upnaway.com /~bindu/anantayogaweb/siva/inverting_the-senses.htm   (2679 words)

  
 Classics in Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Alexander Bain: The Senses and the Intellect (1855)
The central message of The Senses and the Intellect was that the traditional subject matter of psychology could be understood with reference to the laws of association and that these laws were reflected in both physiological and psychological processes.
Here he separated movement from feelings of movement and, on the basis of numerous examples of the spontaneity of movement, argued that action was independent of and prior to sensation, available to enter as a unique term into associational complexes with feeling.
www.thoemmes.com /psych/bain.htm   (1240 words)

  
 The Senses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
He watched with a grim sense of satisfaction, as her eyes widened, as his true face came to light.
His senses bounced around the room, absently picking up the joy, the lust, the desire, the death and the magic that encased this not-so-average hole in the wall.
With a low chuckle he sat down in the seat opposite her, ever the semblance of relaxation though his body was coiled, his senses automatically heightened further, ready for a fight.
www.morbiddesires.com /MD/senses.html   (7410 words)

  
 Kindergarten Fun with the Senses
The child will be able to use all five senses to discover our snack for the day.
Explain to the children that they will be using their five senses to discover our snack for the day.
When everyone is finished eating and discovering, review the five senses and how each one helped us to discover the popcorn.
ali.apple.com /edres/ellesson/elem-kindfunsens.shtml   (552 words)

  
 Amazon.com: A Natural History of the Senses (Vintage): Books: Diane Ackerman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Ackerman does not try to tell the reader all about the sense of smell or any of the other sense rather she dips a stick in sugar and lets you have a little sample of each, well done.
The book is divided into five sections, one for each sense, with an epilog which considers the synthesis of the senses and the existence of other senses such as are found in some animals.
Our much neglected sense of smell, for instance, tells us how others are feeling, gives guidance as to the dominance structure of a group and help us to find a sexual mate.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0679735666?v=glance   (2529 words)

  
 Hearing Theme Page
Here are a number of links to Internet sites which contain information and/or other links related to the specific theme of the body's sense of hearing.
In lesson 3, students learn that their sense of hearing helps them learn from each other through communication.
Caution: Since there is a wide number of authors who have contributed to the database, the detail and quality of the lesson plans will vary.
www.cln.org /themes/hearing.html   (579 words)

  
 Tele-Synaesthesia: the telematic future of the senses / by Dr. Hugo Heyrman
Synaesthesia is a sensorial faculty which refers to a blurring of the normal differences and borders between the senses: image and sound intermingle, at times feeling and taste intermix, in short: all sensorial interrelations are possible.
At present, the concept of synaesthesia is connected with the time-honored notion of the 'Gesamtkunstwerk', the category of the theatrical, the attack on the sensorium commune (the central point of convergence of the nervous system).
Common sense is this specific human ability to translate one particular kind of experience towards all other senses and to present the result of this process as one global mental image."
www.doctorhugo.org /synaesthesia/e-tsyn.htm   (2487 words)

  
 Basic Mc Luhan: Marshall McLuhan and the Senses
Insight is then itself a product of language, the sixth sense, the one that integrates all the other senses.
Perception is enhanced when attuned to the 'secondary' senses, the tactile, olfactory, and acoustic.
Environments in McLuhan's sense are colossal misconceptions that have little legitimacy in experience.
www.gingkopress.com /_cata/_mclu/_senses.htm   (2145 words)

  
 The Senses (Five Senses / Sensory) Theme
The senses are a very important part of any person (or animal).
There are many activities you can do with the five senses.
A quick and fun snack that involves all of the five senses is making an edible necklace or braclet.
www.fastq.com /~jbpratt/education/theme/fivesenses.html   (1886 words)

  
 Men's Fitness: Mending senses - preventing the deterioration of the senses due to aging
Mending senses - preventing the deterioration of the senses due to aging
It would be tragic to completely lose any of your senses, but the fact is, studies have shown that all senses deteriorate to varying degrees with natural aging.
The good news is that you can take precautionary measures to lessen the damage as you grow older - and ensure your ability to enjoy all of life's tactile pleasures for as long as you live.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1608/is_n11_v14/ai_21240306   (434 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Pushing The Senses [Limited Edition] [CD + DVD] [Limited Edition]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Pushing the Senses, Feeder’s fifth studio album builds on the introspective maturity that made Comfort in Sound a hit with both critics and record-buyers alike.
Whilst the noise has been toned down from their days as festival stalwarts, the sound is still grand, almost stadium sized, but in a more considered and less sweaty way.
If their last album was the sound of a band coming of age, Pushing the Senses is the sound of Feeder in the prime of life.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006FTK5K   (1439 words)

  
 Feeder - Pushing The Senses : album review
In 2005, some five albums later, Pushing The Senses is being released with the apparent aim of ploughing the fertile furrows in the wallets of Coldplay and Travis fans.
Initially the song is reminiscent of Snow Patrol, with good voice and good melody, but the sense of holding back ultimately leaves the listener unsatisfied.
Whilst the best tracks on the album are the rockier Pushing The Senses and Pilgrim Soul, a very close third is the haunting Dove Grey Sands, which has swirling, finger-picking guitar and a rich sonorous voice bringing a laid-back, feel-good vibe and a sense of space like the oceans and sands being sung about.
www.musicomh.com /albums3/feeder-2.htm   (509 words)

  
 A Natural History of the Senses (Vintage) by Diane Ackerman (kottke.org)
I remember reading a book or article once that mentioned a person who lost their sense of taste and when it would briefly return, that person would drop whatever they were doing and go eat a great meal.
I wrote her back and recommended a favorite book of mine, A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman, specifically the chapters on smell (my favorite part).
A Natural History of the Senses (Vintage) is one of the 36 books written about on kottke.org.
www.kottke.org /06/01/a-natural-history-of-the-senses   (2647 words)

  
 X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1. The Peripheral Organs of the Special Senses. Gray, Henry. ...
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Reference > Anatomy of the Human Body > X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument > 1.
of the senses may be divided into (a) those of the special senses of taste, smell, sight, and hearing, and (b) those associated with the general sensations of heat, cold, pain, pressure, etc.
The peripheral gustatory or taste organs consist of certain modified epithelial cells arranged in flask-shaped groups termed gustatory calyculi (taste-buds), which are found on the tongue and adjacent parts.
www.bartleby.com /107/222.html   (466 words)

  
 Playing to the senses: food as a performance medium. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
All three senses of performance—to do, to behave, to show--operate all through the food system, including production, provisioning, preparation, presentation, consumption, and disposal, but vary according to which sense of performance is focal, elaborated, or suppressed.
Those actions are themselves the basis for demonstration—television cooking shows are watched in and of themselves, quite apart from their instructional value—as well as performance in the sense that one realizes the recipe, just as one performs a musical composition (transforms written notations into sounds).
A history of the theatre in relation to the senses—and specifically the interplay of table and stage, the staging of food as theatre, and the theatrical uses of food—remains to be written.
www.nyu.edu /classes/bkg/issues/food-pr6.htm   (12918 words)

  
 Berg Publishers
A heightened interest in the role of the senses in society is sweeping the social sciences, supplanting older paradigms and challenging conventional theories of representation.
Shaped by culture, gender and class, the senses mediate between mind and body, idea and object, self and environment.
The senses are increasingly extended beyond the body through technology, and catered to by designers and marketers, yet persistently elude all efforts to capture and control them.
www.bergpublishers.com /us/senses/senses_about.htm   (348 words)

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