Sense FAQs:


Q: Is sense a physiological capacity of organisms that provides data for perception?

A: Yes.

Q: Is sense a matter of some debate?

A: Yes, and leading to difficulties in defining what exactly a distinct sense is, and where the borders between responses to related stimuli lay.

Q: Are senses senses that perceive the body's own position?

A: Yes, and motion, and state, known as proprioceptive senses.

Q: Were senses known as the five outward wits?

A: Yes.

Q: Are senses enumerated as the "five material faculties" in Hindu literature?

A: Yes.

Q: Is sense modified hair cells of the lateral line system?

A: Yes.

Q: Are senses senses that perceive sensations in internal organs?

A: Yes.

Q: Are senses common today?

A: Yes.

Q: Is sense the sense that allows an organism to sense body movement?

A: Yes, and direction, and acceleration, and to attain and maintain postural equilibrium and balance.