Myth or Fact? All animals have only five senses.

Myth.

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knowingneurons

Knowing Neurons is an award-winning neuroscience education and outreach website that was created by young neuroscientists. The global team members at Knowing Neurons explain complicated ideas about the brain and mind clearly and accurately using powerful images, infographics, and animations to enhance written content. With an extensive social media presence, Knowing Neurons has become an important science communication outlet and resource for both students and teachers.

5 thoughts on “Myth or Fact? All animals have only five senses.

  • February 1, 2016 at 9:10 am
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    Aren’t we supposed to have it too, but we don’t realise it because of our overload from devices of all types?

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    • February 1, 2016 at 10:32 am
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      @BEA DM, magnetoreception is present is a very small way in the retina but doesn’t appear to have any usefulness in navigation, and couldn’t technically be called a “sense” since we can neither consciously detect or make use of it, and it may just be there as a part of some mechanism related to processing visual information. Overload from devices has no effect, sadly we’re just as magnetically insensitive in a Van Eck EMF quiet room as anywhere else.

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      • February 1, 2016 at 11:01 am
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        Thank you for taking the time to reply. A pity we’re not always as well-equipped as some animals

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      • February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am
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        Hello… bio-genic Magnetite has been found in human Dura and Hippocampus, also in many other organs including heart. Some scientists believe that magnetite is the storage location for memory, like iron-oxide is the storage location for sounds and images on VHS tapes.

        And just as a VHS tape can be erased (degaussed) with a strong EMF Field, our memories can be erased (amnesia) with a strong electric shock such as is used in ECT.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 10:24 am
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    And then we have thermoreception as used by the pit viper, a curious fellow who can detect heat (and not just by seeing infrared, but by specific sense organs for that purpose).

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