We make sense of the world around us through touch, smell, sight, taste and sound. But what are these senses and how does the body and brain process them?
- Our senses detect information from our surroundings and send it to the brain.
- We have five sensory organs: eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin.
- Each sensory organ has its own specialised receptors, such as photoreceptors in the eyes and microscopic hairs in the ears.
- The brain converts sensory signals into sights, sounds, tastes and smells.