We don’t have 5 senses, we have 7. And none of them are supernatural.

We all know the traditional 5 senses. I think we have 2 more, for a total of 7:

  1. Sight
  2. Hearing
  3. Touch
  4. Smell
  5. Taste
  6. Temperature
  7. Equilibrium

Some people say that temperature is the same as touch, but I proffer that even though the sensors are in the same place, your skin, they are different. One detects texture and pressure, the other differences in temperature. Two very different things!

Equilibrium is like a gyroscope. You can tell if you’re right side up or upside down. You can sense acceleration and zero G (that initial fall in a roller coaster).

So yes, we have 7 senses. Let’s change our textbooks.


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