We make sense of the world around us through touch, smell, sight, taste and sound. But what are these senses and how does the body and brain process them?
- Our senses detect information from our surroundings and send it to the brain.
- We have five sensory organs: eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin.
- Each sensory organ has its own specialised receptors, such as photoreceptors in the eyes and microscopic hairs in the ears.
- The brain converts sensory signals into sights, sounds, tastes and smells.
Our senses are the body's interface with the world. They detect information from our surroundings, and send it to the brain.
Everything we perceive around us comes down to the physical and chemical signals our sensory organs can receive.
They give us a window into the world we live in, ...