- Ambar Kleinbort
- B. A.
What are and how many senses do we have?
Simply from observing other animals we can realize there are things some creatures sense and others don't, like colors. What things can we not sense? or what things can we sense and we just dont realize? We have chemoreceptors responsible for smell and taste, does this make them 1 sense? We have photoreceptors of more than 1 kind, rod and cone cells, does this make color and the ability to see shapes 2 different senses? We have touch and pain receptors, are those 2 different senses?
How do we use our senses to explain reality? For instance, if we could not sense wind, would we have concluded trees move on their own? Do we define senses only as what we use to perceive the outside or is hunger a sense to? Of course, the way we chose to define a sense will establish how many there are, so how do we define a sense? And are they distorted by our brains, are colors or lightwaves symbols our brains interpret and in fact not actually real?