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

  • February 1, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Aren’t we supposed to have it too, but we don’t realise it because of our overload from devices of all types?

    • February 1, 2016 at 10:32 am

      @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.

      • February 1, 2016 at 11:01 am

        Thank you for taking the time to reply. A pity we’re not always as well-equipped as some animals

      • February 1, 2016 at 11:41 am

        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.

  • February 1, 2016 at 10:24 am

    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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