Human Sensory Systems


I am a neurobiologist and experiment with humans.

Does that bring to mind Frankenstein or school teacher Jane Elliott who conducted the "Blue eyes-Brown eyes" experiment in 1968, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed?

I am probably different, I have always been. Some say woke, some faerie, I am the Buddha in my tribe, the flower, a flower of humanity. I smell good.

I also look good, hear good, taste good, feel good. All five of the material senses, what I call the matter detectors.

Many humans employ these five senses that detect and interpret the matter, the material objects of environmental stimuli.

There are additional human senses that detect and interpret the energies of environmental stimuli. This is not theory, current neuroscience suggests humans have 21 total senses. That is staggering and my work so far has been to identify 13 of these. The theory is defining what the energy sensory systems are detecting.

Colleagues are working on a periodic table of energies, see: Theoretical Physics

They have identified animal, vegetable, and mineral energies. For example, mineral energies are gravity, magnetism, electricity, perhaps light.

Sensory Systems

Access to environmental stimuli

Sensory Detectors

There are detectors such as eyes and ears. There are also detectors that are like antennae buried deep in the skin safe from confounding stimuli.

The Brain Stem

The brain stem is the posterior part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord. The brain stem includes the midbrain, the pons, and the medulla oblongata. The brain stem provides the main motor and sensory innervation to the face and neck via the cranial nerves.

Cerebral Cortex

Data from the detectors arrives here to present stimuli to the awareness of the organism for processing and integration with other lobes. The lobes of the cerebral cortex are programmed to recognize and make sense of stimuli.