- The skin, nose, tongue, ears and eyes are our sensory organs.
- They enable us to use our senses of touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight to detect changes in our environment.
- Our senses are our abilities to detect changes in our environment.
- The changes in our environments are called stimuli (singular: stimulus).
- Table below shows the connection between the five senses, the sensory organs and the stimuli.
Pain, Cold, cheat, Pressure
- When a stimulus is detected by our sensory organs, a message is sent to the brain trough our nerves.
- The brain is the centre of control of our response.
- The brain interprets the message and tells our body how to respond to the stimulus.