The Five Senses

The Five Senses

  • Touch

touch

Receptors in your skin sense different types of touch and send signals to your brain so that you feel your surroundings.

  • Smell

smell

The nose detects odour molecules in the air and sends signals to the brain so that you can smell them.

  • Vision

vision

Eyes detect light and send signals to the brain, which produces moving images of your surroundings.

  • Hearing

hearing

Ears detect sounds and send signals to the brain, which identifies them as sounds you can hear.

  • Taste

taste

The tongue's taste buds detect taste molecules in food and send signals to the brain so that you taste what you're eating.

The Five Senses