We all know about our basic five senses, the ones we use everyday… Seeing, Smelling, Hearing, Tasting & Touchy Touchy ones.
But, did you know we actually have three others? I discovered these while bouncing around one of the Science blogs I follow. Yes, my mind wanders all over the place.
Here they are:
1. Interoception: Your internal organs have senses too — They are detecting, or sensing, internal regulation responses, such as respiration, hunger, heart rate. They let us know if we’re hungry or thirsty and that the ‘ole ticker is happily pumping away… And more importantly; When we have to go to the bathroom! Otherwise known as “digestive elimination.”
2. Vestibular: Also known as the “Master Sense.” This one is connected to our inner ear and brain, processing, or sensing, information required for controlling balance and eye movement. It is telling us things like where we are, how fast we’re moving, where too look… And again, very important; If we’re falling.
3. Proprioception: Also known as the muscle and joint sense. This one tells us how to take or grasp, sense the relative position of neighboring parts of the body and strength being employed in movement, all via spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. They help in telling us how to get into a coat or how to get up the stairs… Or, play a musical instrument? I’m thinking it may also be known as “Muscle Memory.”
But we may also may have something I made up and call #4 — Your Artistic Sense
The sense of Artistic Creativity Instinct which tells you when something “just feels right.”
A painter knows, feels, or senses when and where to add something to their painting.
As a photographer while I move my camera around looking through the viewfinder I know, feel, or sense when the scene tells me “shoot right here.”
Do you use your Artistic Sense?
Do you recognize it?
What does your Artistic Sense tell you?