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The most sensitive areas of your body are your hands, lips, face, neck, tongue, fingertips and feet.
Arguably, touch is the most important of all the senses; without it animals would not be able to recognize pain (such as scalding water), which would greatly decrease their chances for survival. Research has ... shown that touch has tremendous psychological ramifications in areas like child development, persuasion, healing, and reducing anxiety and tension.
Numerous studies have shown that touch ... has a healing power. Researchers have found that touch reduces rapid heart beats and irregular heart beats (arrhythmia's). Another study showed that baby rats who are touched often during infancy develop more receptors to control the production of biochemicals called glucocorticoids, which are known as stress chemicals because of their ability to cause muscle shrinkage, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and more.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
I do like smelling because the scent of so many things gives me such wonderful memories.
Originally posted by ParaZep
Out of the big 5, what's your favorite sense and how far can you push it? Eg., can you smell smells that other people can't? Can you hear frequencies that no-one else can? (etc etc)
My favorite sense is sight. I can read with that sight, but I know if I couldn't see it with my own eyes, I would depend on my ears to be able to hear it. My sight isn't perfect, far from it. I'm very near-sighted, and with or without glasses, I've learned to depend upon my hearing. I would be lost without both. Totally lost, so it would be a toss-up. I need glasses to see, but I prefer to read with my own eyes. However, in a classroom situation, my ears pick up what my eyes don't.
also, out of interest, what are your top 3 sensations/expiriences from your fav sense. Mine is smell, and I love the smell of lightening, rain, and earthy scents. What about you?