This week, Wicked Wednesday is all about senses.
Senses are physiological capacities of organisms that provide data for perception.
Humans have a multitude of senses. Sight (ophthalmoception), hearing (audioception), taste (gustaoception), smell (olfacoception or olfacception), and touch (tactioception) are the five traditionally recognized. While the ability to detect other stimuli beyond those governed by the traditional senses exists, including temperature (thermoception), kinesthetic sense (proprioception), pain (nociception), balance (equilibrioception), and various internal stimuli (e.g. the different chemoreceptors for detecting salt and carbon dioxide concentrations in the blood), only a small number of these can safely be classified as separate senses in and of themselves. What constitutes a sense is a matter of some debate, leading to difficulties in defining what exactly a sense is.
Share stories – true or fantasy – on senses. What sights excite you, or is their music that really gets to you? What about smells? And about being touched? How do you process pain? What about temperature? Do you like it to be cold or hot? What do the things your senses detect do to your brain? To your body?
Or maybe you just want to write a story where your character has to concentrate on his/her senses.
***Image borrowed from catholicblogger1.blogspot.com
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