Perception: Unlocking the Wonders of the Five Senses


Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”

– Napoleon Hill

Perception is a fascinating aspect of the human experience that shapes our understanding of the world around us. It is through our senses that we gather information from our surroundings, enabling us to interpret and make sense of the world. The five senses—sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—play a pivotal role in this process, acting as gateways to our perception. Let’s delve into the wonders of perception and how our senses contribute to shaping our reality. Fear can be both a blessing and a curse, depending upon how and when one yields to it or rejects it.

What are the Five Basic Senses?


Our eyes capture the vibrant colors and intricate details of our surroundings.

The human eye can see about one million different colors. This is because a healthy human eye has three types of cone cells, each of which can register about 100 different color shades, amounting to around a million combinations.


Our ears perceive sounds ranging from the gentle rustling of leaves to the melodious notes of music.

Humans can detect sounds in a frequency range from about 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Human infants can actually hear frequencies slightly higher than 20 kHz, but lose some high-frequency sensitivity as they mature; the upper limit in average adults is often closer to 15–17 kHz. Fido can hear 40 Hz to 60 kHz, which is much greater than that of humans. Cats beat everyone though, the hearing range of the cat for sounds of 70 dB SPL extends from 48 Hz to 85 kHz, giving it one of the broadest hearing ranges among mammals.


The taste buds on our tongues allow us to savor the diverse flavors of food.

The taste buds are located in the walls and grooves of the papillae. Adults have between 2,000 and 4,000 taste buds in total. The sensory cells in the taste buds are renewed once a week. So, when you burn your tongue, those buds are replaced.

Originally, the taste bug regions were for sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. Kikunae Ikeda, a chemist at Tokyo Imperial University, discovered umami taste in 1908. Recently, scientists in Japan have discovered kokumi, the “rich taste”.

Sense of Smell

Our sense of smell detects subtle fragrances and helps us create associations with memories.

These are roughly 1 trillion scents that the human nose and brain are capable of distinguishing from each other with about 6 million receptors. Dogs have 40 times larger and about 100 million sensory receptors.

Sense of Touch

Our sense of touch enables us to feel textures, temperature, and pressure, allowing us to interact with the physical world.

Bonus! Two Extra Senses


Vestibular sense involves movement and balance. It is the sense of where our body is in space. Close your eyes for a minute and take a quick inventory of your body. Even without seeing or touching, you know where your arms and legs are in space. Vestibular sense is important because it helps us stand, walk and sit up without falling over.


Proprioception is also called body awareness sense. This sense helps us understand where our body parts are in relation to each other. It also helps us figure out how much force to use in different activities (think of picking up a fragile glass versus a gallon of milk).

I have made audio recordings for self-hypnosis specifically to address certain issues. For fear of flying and other anxieties, I recommend Release Pain and Heal and Build Confidence. Download the recording and save it to your device to listen to it at your leisure. Find a quiet and comfortable place as you allow hypnosis to happen.

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