The Importance Of Senses

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Humans have five basic senses: hearing, vision, smell, taste, and touch. The definition of a “sense” is “any system that consists of a group of sensory cell types that respond to a specific physical phenomenon and corresponds to a particular group of regions within the brain where the signals are received and interpreted.” In this paper I will be taking about sensory deprivation which is the lessening or complete loss of senses. I will discuss what hearing, vision, smell, taste, and touch is and how people can experience sensory deprivation for a variety of reasons. First of all, I interviewed 3 non-psych majors, one freshman, sophomore and a senior. I simply asked each of them what sensory deprivation was and to tell me …show more content…
The loss of hearing could be either conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss or mixed hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is due to problems with the ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear and its bones. The causes of this type of hearing loss can include but not limited to fluid in the middle ear from colds, allergies, earwax, and infections. Some of these causes can be treatable with surgery and even antibiotics while some will have to use a hearing aid. Sensorial hearing loss is due to problems of the inner ear and is also known as nerve-related hearing loss. Causes can be exposure to loud noise, head trauma, diseases, genetics, and through aging. Mixed hearing loss is the combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, meaning that there may be damage in the outer or middle ear and in the inner …show more content…
A person with visual deprivation sees much less or nothing at all. Different eye conditions create different difficulties and problems. One condition that causes a loss of vision in the center of the eye is macular degeneration. While glaucoma patients experience vision loss on the sides of their eyes. Another condition is a detached retina which is the loss of vision where the retina has been damaged. Diabetic patients can also experience diabetic retinopathy which causes a partial blurring of vision or patchy loss of vision. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people of 40 and is the clouding of the eye’s natural

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