Actually, Science Says You Have Way More Than 5 Senses

Honing them can make you happier and more successful.

Jessica Stillman of Inc. –

I’m the type of person who is always stubbing her toes, knocking elbows into door frames, and shattering glasses by accidentally bashing them into things. I’ve always thought of myself as clumsy, but maybe the problem is that I’ve got a lousy sense of proprioception.

What’s proprioception? It’s one of your senses, and if you’ve never heard of it you’re not alone. Most of us learned back in elementary school we have five senses–vision, hearing, taste, touch, and smell–but according to a fascinating post on the British Psychological Society Research Digest blog, our well-meaning teachers actually left out quite a few senses.


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Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Known as a coalition builder, he has participated in election campaigns and legislative efforts in the United States and several other countries.
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