The Five Senses and their Importance

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The Five Senses and their Importance

Our senses play an important role in the functioning of our body. They not only sense things but also help us protect ourselves and learn things. It is because of our senses that we enjoy so many things in life. Let us highlight the importance of our five senses.

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The Five Senses and their Importance
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The Five Senses and their Importance

Sight: As we all know, our sense of sight comes through our eyes. The lens inside our eyes forms an image onto the retina at the back of our eye. The image is then sent to the brain through the optic nerve. The images are sent upside down. The brain turns the retinal image right side up so we see a straight image. All this happens within a fraction of a second. 

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The Five Senses and their Importance

Smell: Our nose helps in establishing the sense of smell. The olfactory cells at the top and back of the nose are directly connected to the brain. Without the sense of smell, the smell of our favourite meal, perfume and other fragrances would have been alien to us. Thus, our nose is an important part of our body.

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The Five Senses and their Importance

Smell: Our nose helps in establishing the sense of smell. The olfactory cells at the top and back of the nose are directly connected to the brain. Without the sense of smell, the smell of our favourite meal, perfume and other fragrances would have been alien to us. Thus, our nose is an important part of our body.

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The Five Senses and their Importance

Taste: The reason we can taste is because of our tongue. The tongue can pick four kinds of tastes - bitter, sour, sweet and salty. The taste buds on our tongue give us the sense of taste. It is because of the sense of taste that we are able to taste our favourite dishes.

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The Five Senses and their Importance

Skin/touch: The skin is our fifth sense organ. It establishes the sense of touch. Our skin has tiny receptors all over the body and allows us to feel things. Our hands and face have more receptors as compared to other parts of the body.

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The Five Senses and their Importance
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