7 amazing facts about the five senses


five sensesSenses give us life in sensing life. Without it, you may not be able to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, a fragrant aroma, taste the flavor of foods, hear beautiful melody, and feel the touch of someone you love. Human senses also gives the ability to recognize their environment in different ways. Here are 7 interesting facts about the five senses, as reported by nursingschools.net.

1. Eyes are able to process 36,000 bits of information per hour

Eyes can transfer the data to the brain for processing so you can contextualize and evaluate directly the information you see.

2. Eyes will process 24 million images in human life

Overall, the eye contributes to 85 percent of your knowledge. Simply put, our eyes are responsible for setting up how we react to the environment in which we live.

3. The nose can smell some 10,000 odors

Although our sense of smell is lower than the sense of smell possessed by animals, humans are able to detect many odors using olfactory receptors. Each receptors encoded by a unique gene, if you lack the gene, then you do not have the ability to detect odors.

4. Women have a better sense of smell than men

A study conducted in the United States a decade ago showed that women of reproductive age are able to detect different scents at a higher rate than men, and it may be due to the influence of female sex hormones. When men and women reach middle age or older, they will smell the same level or roughly the same.

5. Humans can not feel anything that can not be dissolved by the saliva

Saliva dissolves chemicals in food that allows the receptors to detect flavors. Without it, obviously, the food will taste bland. To see for yourself, dry your tongue with a towel or tissue and then taste dry food that contains sugar and salt. You will find it hard to describe the taste of the food as it will taste bland.

6. Backs are the most sensitive part of the body

Unlike the sensitive parts of your body, the back contains a very small part of the somatosensory cortex. Thus, even though you will feel even a  soft touch on your back.

7. Women have a better sense of taste than men

A study conducted by Danish Science Communication and food scientists from the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at the University of Copenhagen said that men need 10 per cent more sourness and approximately 20 per cent more sweetness to recognize taste.

Those are seven interesting facts about the ability of the human senses.