For Educators

Senses and Perception

  • Published8 Sep 2016
  • Reviewed8 Sep 2016
  • Author Emma Lindberg
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Our senses are what we use to experience the world around us. Whether it’s smelling your cup of coffee in the morning or navigating through a dark room at night, the nervous system must process a complex system of signals that take in information about the outside world, and convert it to signals the brain can understand.

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