- Sight: could be thought of as two: color and brightness
- Taste: sometimes argued to be five senses by itself because we have the ability to taste:sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami (umami is Japanese, it can be defined as savory or pleasant taste)
- Touch: is distinct from pressure, temperature, pain, and itch
- Pressure: I think this was separated after surgeries because when you have a surgery you don't feel touch or pain, but you oddly enough feel pressure, its a very odd sensation
- Itch: your skin acting up
- Thermoception: difference in hot and cold
- Sound: detecting vibrations
- Smell:(sorry I don't know how to describe smell)
- Proprioception: Tells you where your body parts are relative to other body parts
- Tension Sensors: found in the muscles
- Nociception: basically pain (an overload of touch?)
- Equilibrioception: keeping balance
- Stertch Receptors: found in lungs, bladder, stomach and GI tract
- Chemoreceptors: trigger area of the medulla in the brain, it helps detect hormones and drugs
- Thirst: hydration
- Hunger: eat
- Magentoception: ability to detect magnetic fields.
- Time: HUH???? I found this listed amongst the senses...It is debated heavily...nevertheless I thought I would include it (Could be a thought in of itself)....(not to mention the fact that we could argue the sense of fear or love? Maybe? Maybe not.)
Back to the question at hand...If you were to have no sense, absolutely none, would you be capable of thought? How does one answer this question. We all have senses, maybe not all, but we do, thus any conclusion we come up with is tainted by the very notion of having preconceived bias.
What do I think...Well I think yes, even though many, many others say: No.
Why do I say yes, well I have not formulated a good rationally sound argument for this, but I am trying...and will continue to formulate it, in the mean time I thought I would share and ask you. I suppose it is possible if I start in the womb, let us start when the brain develops, then put the child in a coma...as they say people in coma's don't have senses...but then again people have said they can still hear when they are in a coma, but we can take that away as well. Could the person still think? Is thinking a sense? I haven't really found an article stating that thinking is a sense, I found some interesting things on Sci.com and Through the Wormhole ....but nothing to really get me to a place where I can Logically and Rationally say that a person can think without sensations or without anything prior.
So what do you think? Does anyone out there agree with me, and more importantly do you have a rational and logical argument for it. I suppose I could read some of Helen Keller's books...She of course didn't have sight and sound...but she had all the others...but at least...through reading her thoughts on life, I might get a better understanding of how life is without these senses and formulated a better argument than: Well I believe I could think without sensations.
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