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Animal senses better than ours??? Answered

We all know dogs, lions and other Beast can hear/see/smell a 100 times better then we can but can animals taste better than we can? Just randomly thought of this when i was reading the life of Pi.

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Post your comments. any thing thats relevant to the topic or the life of Pi.

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...Yeah thats right i said 6 what are u gona do about it..
We only have 5 senses, as far as I was taught.

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Grey_WolfexACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

"It like I have a fifth sense or something." "You mean sixth sense." "No fifth sense. The sixth sense is smell, and you're lucky if you get that one." Random sitcom quote you just reminded me of, lol. Too bad I can't seem to remember which show it's from.

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KitemanGrey_Wolfe

Reply 10 years ago

We have way more than 5 senses:

Taste, smell, hearing, sight, pain, cold, heat, pressure, time, thirst, hunger, balance and joint-position spring to mind, but there are more.

(Pain, cold, heat and pressure are usually lumped together as "touch", but they are actually different senses - Try step 5 and see.)

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Re-designKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

It's still just the sense of touch. Maybe a refined sense but still just touch.

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KitemanRe-design

Reply 8 years ago

No, they are separate senses - under the microscope, the nerves even look different. Like I said, try step 5.

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BraeburnKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

some people say at least 89 senses

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well i consider your sense of balance a sense im sure plenty of people would disagree but i for one count it as a sense.

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But a sense of balance isn't a mutual sense, if that makes any sense. Balance is based off of feel and sight.

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But you still have the sense of feeling. And you are still seeing. You think your eyelids are a perfect seal?

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a_traceurxACIDITYx

Reply 9 years ago

I wanna learn to "see" with my etes closed that'd be cool! (It is possible they did it in some lab)

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Grey_WolfexACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

Puns are the worst kind of humor. Anyone who uses them should be drawn and quoted.

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GoodhartGrey_Wolfe

Reply 10 years ago

strains the ole vocabulary does it ? ;-)

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Grey_WolfeGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

You kiss your mom with that mouth??? :-P

Dude, look straight up, then close your eyes and keep your head like that, you'll quickly notice that you feel like you're falling backwards. They are related, even though closing your eyes isn't the same as being blind.

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xACIDITYxNachoMahma

Reply 10 years ago

The importance of visual input for balance is illustrated by its being harder to stand on one foot with eyes closed than with eyes open.

What I'm saying is that no other senses contribute to eachother. For example, it's not like you can't have vision without smell. They are, essentially, Bases. Now equilibrioception is based off of many senses and things suck as the visual system and the vestibular system. Whereas nothing but the visual system plays into the sight sense, where the visual system is the sight sense and nothing else plays into the sight sense. That's why they are considered base senses.
I don't consider something that uses more than 1 sense to make it's sense a sense, and just a job or rather buddies to accomplish something.

If I am a person and I can only do one thing, call me a sense. Now If I pair up with someone else who can only do one thing, and we accomplish a sense of balance, you wouldn't call us only 1 person, we'd be 2 persons working together to make 1 job done, giving an illusion of a sense.

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GoodhartxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

Actually the sense of taste and smell are so linked that taste is almost absent without smell (remember the last time you had a sinus infection or totally clogged sinus'? Did food taste as good? Or was it rather bland?

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

As to whether animals taste better then humans.....I assume animals do, but I have never wanted to taste a human, soooooo I don't know for sure ;-)

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GoodhartGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Ok sorry, this was in bad taste *sigh*

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xACIDITYxGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, but you can still have a sense of taste without sense of smell. Not nearly as potent, but it's still there.

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GoodhartxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, but it is very weak if the sense of smell is totally gone, but it is a one-way street, as the sense of smell doesn't need the sense of taste so much ;-)

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xACIDITYxxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

Adding on to that,
The wiki article says...

Some animals have better equilibrioception than humans, for example a cat using its inner ear and tail) to walk on a thin fence.
It is using other senses to accomplish it's sense of balance.

Equilibrioception in many marine animals is done with an entirely different organ, the statocyst, which detects the position of tiny calcareous stones to determine which way is "up".
In this case, the marine animal is using it's sense of feeling to tell where the stones are.

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promoves101

8 years ago

yeah its depends on the animals. They have different senses.

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frollard

9 years ago

There is a type of eye-less mole (it has a tentacle like nose) that tastes the fastest of any creature. In fact, it tastes faster than its brain can process (bandwidth, not just latency, for an analogy)

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Glimbi

9 years ago

It all depends on the animal.

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skunkbait

9 years ago

I know some people who smell worse than pigs, but I've never tasted one of them, so I can't be sure about that part!

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Spl1nt3rC3ll

10 years ago

Yes. Snakes are an example I can think of, but I know there are others.

snakes dont taste or smell with there tongue they use it to gather particles so there smell receptors can pick up smellseses. So there toungue is more like a vacuum then any thing elce

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=SMART=

10 years ago

my dog sometimes eats sheep poop when im walking her........ i know for a fact rabbits eat each others poop my friend gets headaches before it rains, maybe thats a 7th sense lol Is the book life of Pi good? my dad has it, would you recommend reading it?

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Grey_Wolfe=SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Never read the book, but the film Pi is interesting.

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=SMART=i make shooting things

Reply 10 years ago

Im going to the land of no internet next week (grandparents) so ill buy it in wh-smiths at the service station

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=SMART==SMART=

Reply 10 years ago

Just remembered my dad has a copy :P

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Grey_Wolfe

10 years ago

Animals tase much better than humans. We have horrible eating habits, and you ought to know what that does to the meat. Ewww. lol But seriously, many animals do have a better sense of taste than humans. Some don't, just depends.

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Dr. ExplosionGrey_Wolfe

Reply 10 years ago

Pigs have a better sense of taste than us, no seriously, they do!

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Grey_WolfeDr. Explosion

Reply 10 years ago

lol. I realize that. I was actually saying that they tasted better when consumed. lol

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n8man

10 years ago

The 6th sense is the brain.

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skunkbait

10 years ago

I like the taste of most animals. Humans....?