How Many Senses Do You Have?


Every child learns that we have five senses – touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing. But neuroscientists argue that we have many more than five. Some count as many as 33, including proprioception, which tells us where the parts of our body are in space, and the trigeminal senses, which measure taste-related qualities like cool, spicy and numbing.

Others argue that the senses are so closely linked both in our brains and in our experiences of the world that truly, we only have one, a single multi-sensory perception of the world.

However many senses you can count, however, you’re guaranteed to delight them all with holidays from Kenwood Travel and Six Senses, to indulgent beach resorts in settings as lovely as Oman, Yao Noi and Con Dao. Take a look at the infographic below.

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Foodie, mother, world traveller.