- Eyes (2 sensors): light intensity, color detection
- Ears (2 sensors): sound, orientation in the gravitational field
- Skin (5 sensors): heat, cold, pain, itch, pressure
- Nose: smell
- Tongue: taste
- Kinesthetic/Muscles and Joints: body position, motion and tension of the muscles
- Large Intestines
Beyond scientific proof, some suggest the human body is capable of detecting weather changes, the notion that someone is watching you, and the "eyes in the back of the head" talent our mothers seem to have all mastered.
How is this important to writers? As humans, our experiences come to us primarily through our senses. Writing sensory description, then, becomes a key to unlocking reader's emotions, a gateway to that vivid place where writer connects with reader. Across time and often great distance, the imagery becomes the common ground where magic happens.
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