all you need to know about the eight senses.

vestibular

Balance, Muscle tone.

From the inner ear. Where the head and body are in relation to the earth.

Internal GPS.

Internal sense.

Body awareness. Knowing where your body parts are without looking at them.

Joints, ligaments and muscles.

interoception

Internal regulation.

Are you hungry, thirsty or need the bathroom? 

The physiological condition of the body.

olfactory

Smells.

Linked to primitive survival instincts.

Travels directly to the emotional brain-can trigger emotional responses.

Proprioception

Auditory

Hearing; volume,tone and pitch.

Needs other senses to be integrated in order to make sense of noises being heard.

Your eyesight.

Colour, contrast and shapes.

How we perceive the world around us.

Tells us what to pay attention to and what to avoid.

tactile

Everything from light touch to heavy or deep pressure.

Allows us to feel temperature and vibrations.

Links with taste- children may avoid certain textured foods.

gustatory

Taste.

Tastebuds and saliva are key in this sense.

Closely linked with olfactory

visual

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