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Humans Have a Lot More Than Five Senses

Humans Have a Lot More Than Five Senses
Today I found out humans have a lot more than five senses. It turns out, there are at least nine senses and most researchers think there are more like twenty-one or so. Just for reference, the commonly held definition of a “sense” is “any system that consists of a group of sensory cell types that respond to a specific physical phenomenon and that corresponds to a particular group of regions within the brain where the signals are received and interpreted.” The commonly held human senses are as follows: Sight: This technically is two senses given the two distinct types of receptors present, one for color (cones) and one for brightness (rods).Taste: This is sometimes argued to be five senses by itself due to the differing types of taste receptors (sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami), but generally is just referred to as one sense. For those who don’t know, umami receptors detect the amino acid glutamate, which is a taste generally found in meat and some artificial flavoring. Bonus Facts:

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Are Many Buttes Giant Prehistoric Tree Stumps? This article has some very interesting and controversial information. Because of this, I encourage you to use your intuition and critical thinking skills to discern the information. – Pao Chang By Translated from Adults and children do not share the same perception. And why? Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain - Knowing Neurons To make a working nervous system, only two forces are necessary: excitation and inhibition. Excitatory signaling from one cell to the next makes the latter cell more likely to fire. Inhibitory signaling makes the latter cell less likely to fire. At chemical synapses in the brain, glutamate and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) are transmitters for excitation and inhibition, respectively. Admittedly, their names don’t quite evoke symmetry — one being evocative of cheap food seasoning and the other of a Swedish pop band. Yet, glutamate and GABA are the Ying and Yang of the brain.