Sensory102

Sensory System

Eyes, Ears, Nose, Tongue and Skin

What do each of these Sense Organ do

The Eye

for some visual experiments

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/

for explanations of how we see

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-11553099

The Ear

The vestibular system, located inside the human skull behind each ear, consists of three mutually perpendicular, angular acceleration detectors called semicircular canals. The utricle senses motion in the horizontal plane while the saccule senses acceleration in the vertical plane. What's the third? (Alcohol consumption changes the density of the fluids in these canals which leads to the sensation that the room is spinning.)

The Tongue

Skin