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Sense is defined as a way that the body perceives external stimuli, or is an awareness or feeling about something. Feelings are also known as state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments, or desires.
See the fact file below for more information on the Senses and Feelings or alternatively, you can download our 20-page Senses and Feelings worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
We rely on our five senses to exist every day: smell, taste, hearing, touch, and sight. Each one of our senses is fine-tuned to our brain, which is the main controlling center that figures out what the signals are and sends them back to the specific sense organ areas such as eyes, ears, tongue, skin, and nose.
A feeling is an experience of emotion. Feelings are important because they are largely responsible for our entire experience of life.
It’s our feelings that determine whether we are happy or sad, content or frustrated.
- Sight. The sense of sight manifests itself through the eyes, which detects color or light. The eyes have the ability to perceive images and see visible elements.
- Hearing. The sense of hearing manifests itself through the ears, which detect sound. Hearing is the perception of sound.
- Touch. The sense of touch manifests through the skin; the skin detects heat, cold, pressure, and pain.
- Smell. The sense of smell manifests through the nose. The nose helps detects scents and chemicals in the air.
- Taste. The sense of taste manifests through the tongue. The tongue detects tastes: salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. These five human senses play a unique role by receiving signal.
RECEIVING SENSORY INFORMATION
- The Eyes. Translate light into image signals for the brain to process.
- The Ear uses bones and fluid to transform sound waves into sound signals.
- Skin. Specialized Receptors in the Skin Send Touch Signals to the Brain.
- Nose. Olfaction: Chemicals in the Air Stimulate Signals the Brain Interprets as Smells.
- Tongue. Home of the Taste Buds: The Tongue Is the Principal Organ of Gustation.
- Feelings have functions.
- Feelings provide insight. All emotions can serve important functions. Even negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety and anger, can be illuminating.
- You don’t have to act on your feelings.
- Sometimes, acting on our emotions doesn’t serve us, and the thoughts wrapped up in these feelings are inaccurate. It is important to process feelings.
- We store our feelings in the body, which can result in stress and physical symptoms such as hypertension, muscle tension, gastrointestinal problems and headaches.
SIX BASIC EMOTIONS
- Happiness. A pleasant emotional state that is characterized by feelings of contentment, joy, gratification, satisfaction, and well-being.
- Sadness. A transient emotional state characterized by feelings of disappointment, grief, hopelessness, disinterest, and dampened mood.
- Fear. The emotional response to an immediate threat.
- Disgust. This sense of revulsion can originate from a number of things, including an unpleasant taste, sight, or smell.
- Anger. Can be a particularly powerful emotion characterized by feelings of hostility, agitation, frustration, and antagonism towards others.
- Surprise. Characterized by a physiological startle response following something unexpected.
EMOTION AND OUR SENSES
- We are taught about our five senses from childhood: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Even from a young age, we know to “use our senses” to investigate the world around us.
- Beyond our perception, our senses play an integral role in our emotional processing, learning, and interpretation. During various elements of emoting, our sensory cortices can be activated at different levels. Our emotions and sensory cortices can impact one another in both directions.
- Our emotions and senses are very tightly intertwined. What we hear, see, taste, smell, and touch can provide us with information on how to feel.
- Our senses send messages through receptor cells to our brain, using our nervous system to deliver that message.
- There are four kinds of taste receptors on the tongue – bitter, sweet, salty, and sour.
- Some parts of the skin are more sensitive than others – this is because they have more receptor cells.
- We taste food using both our sense of taste and smell.
- If you cup your hand around your ear, you’ll hear more things – this is because you’re helping your ear gather more sounds.
- We can use all five of our senses at the same time without even realising it!
Senses and Feelings Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Senses and Feelings across 20 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Senses and Feelings worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the sense which is defined as a way that the body perceives external stimuli, or is an awareness or feeling about something. Feelings are also known as state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments, or desires.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Senses and Feelings Facts
- Five Facts
- Show your Feelings
- Missing Letters
- Senses vs Feelings
- Give me Five
- Shape in the Box
- Feeling our Feelings
- Define Me
- The Sixth Sense
- Take Care!
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