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Ask a neurologist how many senses the human body has, and you might get a surprising answer. Many identify nine or more senses- some listing as many as twenty-one.

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Rajan Sujan (940)
Monday September 18, 2006, 12:28 am
We are familiar with our five senses of perception, and a few are familiar with a sixth sense (of perception), where the mind is the instrument for perception, using Consciousness. The seventh sense stated by you doesn't make much sense! I don't agree with this article!

Heather Fair (60)
Monday September 18, 2006, 4:27 pm
Wow - I learned a lot! Thanks for posting!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 18, 2006, 5:02 pm
Rajan....I have to agree with you. I was bewildered as to how such a condition could be labeled as it is. If this condition is real then it is mislabeled in my opinion.

Billye T (386)
Monday September 18, 2006, 5:04 pm

Cool!! I thought I was just clumsy!LOL!!

Orlin Larsen (80)
Monday September 18, 2006, 10:51 pm
lynn, i very much like your story, it is very interesting all though i am not ready to accept it as any new dicovery within the human mind. which is where the senses draw there energy. although i might say your article has led me to not take any thing for granted. as it seems now i do not want to leave any stone unturned . now you have made me want to examine this ideaology with a fine tooth comb. thank you.

Maggie G (102)
Tuesday September 19, 2006, 1:20 am
wow, what a fascinating article. It reminds me of a documentary I watched about people who had the two hemispheres of their brain separated as an experimental treatment for epilepsy. The epilepsy stopped, but they started having problems with their left hand doing things without their conscious mind telling it to! It would untie things, give "misinformation" about what it was holding, sometimes even attack the owner. People would often refer to it as their "evil" hand. How crazy is that??? It's amazing how the control centers of the brain can work so independently of our conscious mind. We really take for granted how much control we have over our own bodies!

Arlene Medder (24)
Wednesday September 20, 2006, 1:12 pm
Some people (among psychologists & people who research human senses & behavior) group smell & taste together because they are so intrisically linked. Although the article title makes no sense, considering the rest of the article, it is interesting to hear 'the other senses' described.

Sarvo Pama (2887)
Friday September 22, 2006, 3:37 pm
Thanks Lynn. Great article. Proprioception: Sensing where the body is. How fascinating. We all have a built-in biofeedback system. It's so subtle that some people can't even identify it or recognise it even though they directly rely on it every waking moment. It will be hard to get out of the box if I can't even identify the box.

Alita D (6)
Friday September 22, 2006, 5:25 pm

Pat B (356)
Friday September 22, 2006, 7:35 pm
what an interesting article. (how cool). i never put my body in the perspective that is given in the article, but the brain just does stuff for me. like typing this comment. i d/n even think about typing out the letters, just the words. shame about that lady tho; that has got to be hard to relearn and train your brain to do things that we all take for granted. what an interesting read! thanks, lynn

Melissa Kush (3)
Friday September 22, 2006, 10:47 pm
Good article, Lynn...
Very easy to understand how this can happen, especially after reading Bill Moyer's book on "Healing and the Mind." A molecular biologist has found that there is a chemical in our brain similar to a keyhole, that is like an opiate receptor which led to the discovery that the brain makes its own morphine. Emotional states are created by the release of endorphins that are found in every cell in the human body and scientists call it a psychosomatic communication network. Like satellite dishes covering one cell...this is where the signals from the brain are picked up by messenger molecules, some which are called peptides. They are like the CIA of the human body passing information along to the brain and from the brain to all other parts of the body, picked up by the satellite dishes all over each cell.
So if there is something gone wrong with your balance it could start from an infection in your ears which then causes the part in each cell to become damaged, if the immuno response which is brought on by emotional action and reaction does not do its job then you have disease. Sounds like in this case, of not feeling your body, there may be an increase in the morphine receptor, therefore blocking the necessary nerve endings that are vital for feeling. See page's a great book!

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Dipanjan Roy (20)
Saturday September 23, 2006, 10:21 am
something which make human more complex. I think this is a nice article.

Dewey Tsonetokoy Sr. (40)
Saturday September 23, 2006, 1:15 pm
Can I offer something? I'm not a psycologist or a therapist but Einstein was more insightful than he himself realized. All things have a relativity in the spiritual sense regarding the spirit of the earth which some people have called Giai. When you are out of sync with your surroundings and nature. When you consume food and water that has been genetically altered or polluted you are going wound up with these anomalies of nature. I'm wondering if there's been a study as to how frequent these occurences are happening in the human population?

Kiowa have a folktale as to how we developed a brain and the old Kiowa called it "Zalh-day" meaning to be split in two. And of course, the concept of Zah-day is more involved than I can go into with this blog. I will try to get that story posted on my page in the future so at least now I've got a project to work on.

I have to take exception with Elita D's statement. In May of 1995 I was asked to give an impromtu speech during the "Earth Day" festivities on the south quadrangle of the White House on behalf of the Kiowa. There were other tribal speakers there such as Oren Lyons, the late Thomas Banyacya, and others. One of the topics was pollution and the following is a paraphase of what I said.

"I'm reminded of the antedote of the Lone Ranger and Tonto when they became surrounded by these blood-thirsty Indians. The Lone Ranger becomes hysterical and turns to Tonto and says, "Tonto, Tonto, we're surrounded and we're going to be killed. What are we going to do." Tonto looks at the Lone Ranger in bewilderment and says, "We?" What do you mean 'we', white man?"

"As a Native American, it wasn't our industry that polluted the land and the streams and it wasn't our technology that is depleting the o-zone yet we are included in these crimes against nature."


Past Member (0)
Monday September 25, 2006, 10:45 am
WOW !!! Certainly not to that extent..but I have had some similar experiences with my m.s. Thank you for the amazing story.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 11, 2014, 10:24 am
Very interesting-thanks
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