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The Real Sixth Sense You Don’t Even Notice You’re Using – Lifehacker Australia

Vision. Hearing. Smell. Taste. Touch. And then there’s a sixth sense that you probably don’t even realise you’re using: Proprioception.

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Vision. Hearing. Smell. Taste. Touch. Proprioception. Proprioception? Few people are familiar with this sense, although its pioneer studies in the 19th century were by some of the giants of neuroscience: Claude Bernard who had a French university named after him, Sir Charles Bell, and Sir Charles Sherrington who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1932 and who coined the term proprioception.
So what is proprioception? It is the sense allowing us to feel and locate our body parts. Close…

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