The 8 Senses
8 Sensory Systems
Interoceoption: The internal sense, responsible for knowing you are hungry, feel sick or have to use the restroom.
Proprioception: In your joints and muscles, responsible for pressure in and out – like throwing a ball, receiving a hug, and using a pencil.
Vestibular: Your sense of balance, of where your body is positioned in space – like lying down, turning upside down, jumping and climbing high off the ground.
Taste (gustatory): Your sense taste in your mouth, responsible for recognizing flavor, intensity and texture.
Touch (tactile): Your sense of feeling, all over your skin; responsible for how your clothes feel, knowing there is food on your face, and having your hair combed or cut.
Smell (olfactory): Your sense of what things smell like, from freshly baked cookies, to perfumes, soaps and skunks.
Sight (visual): How you see things, responsible for picking out one object in many, recognizing facial expressions and adjusting your eyes to lighting conditions.
Hearing (auditory): How things sound, responsible for knowing who to listen to in a crowded room, organizing directions for a task, and taking in the sound of an alarm or siren.
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