Written by Leanna Serras

Can you name the five basic senses? If you guessed sight, touch, taste, smell and hearing, then you are right! The human body is incredible and the way we receive sensory information is extremely complex. To help you understand how the human body and the five senses work, check out the websites listed below!

All About Senses


Human skin has special receptors that send touch signals to the brain to process.


The eye turns light into image signals for the brain to decipher and process.


The ear uses fluids and bone to turn sound waves into signals for the brain to understand.


Chemicals and other stimulants in the air signal the brain to decipher these as smells.


The all mighty tongue is the main organ that uses small taste buds to distinguish flavors.