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Medical Human Perception of Matter and Energy via Five Senses

  1. Jan 17, 2012 #1
    Does this look accurate at all?

    Sense of Sight - The perception of energy (light waves) bouncing off of matter (solid/liquid/gas)
    Sense of Sound - The perception of energy (sound waves) traveling through matter (solid/liquid/gas)
    Sense of Taste - The perception of matter (solid/liquid)
    Sense of Smell - The perception of matter (gas)
    Sense of Touch - The perception of both matter (solid/liquid/gas) and energy (thermal)
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
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  3. Jan 17, 2012 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    Human's have more than just five senses; take a look at this list. Also;
    Sight is simply the detection of photons.
    Sound is detection of acoustic waves.
    Detection of various chemicals (specifically evolved to deal with food)
    Detection of various chemicals (specifically evolved to deal with food)
    Touch is the sense of mechanical pressure. Thermoception is the detection of heat, they are different senses.
     
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