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A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses (16 pics)

We have about 6 million odor detecting cells. That’s nothing compared to dogs, who have 220 million of them.

A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses

The phrase “wake up and smell the coffee” has some merit behind it. It turns out that we can’t smell in our sleep. When we’re asleep our sense of smell shuts down.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


We have more receptors for pain than for any other sensation we can feel
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


After the brain, your eyes are the most complex organ in your body.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


We get a “new nose” every month. This is because our scent cells are renewed every 28 days.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


The least sensitive part of your body? The back. It contains only a very small part of the somatosensory cortex.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


Before we are born, our sense of smell is already fully functioning. It is the first of our senses to develop. Also, our sense of smell is stronger in the Spring and Summer because of the additional moisture in the air.

A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


Approximately 80% of what we experience as taste is thanks to our ability to smell.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


A single eye contains more than 2 million working parts and has the ability to spot a lit candle from 14 miles away.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


Any form of touch can help reduce stress as well as your heart rate.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


After eating a large meal, your hearing is temporarily less “sharp.”
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


The smallest of noises can cause our pupils to dilate. It is for this reason that surgeons are so bothered when uninvited noises make their way into the room. Even the most subtle noise can slightly blur their vision.

A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


After one year, people can remember smells with an amazing 65% accuracy. When it comes to vision, our recall is at about 50% after only 3 months.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


Taste buds die and regenerate every few days. We have about 10,000 of them.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


Our skin contains more than 4 million sensory receptors.
A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses


Our ears have the ability to accurately tell us which direction a noise is coming from. However, they are less adept at recognizing how far away the source of the noise is.

A Few Amazing Facts About Our 5 Senses
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