We always heard stories about Sixth Sense, that a person have the sixth sense, as he/ she can do this etc. But do you know, all we have some senses (or you can say sixth sense) which are unknown to us or we don’t know about? There are some strange facts or Sixth Sense that are in Human Body, which makes you feel like have the super power or have the Sixth Sense.
It is strange because even with all the medical science advancements, we are still finding out new things about the human body. We all know the concept that the human body has five basic senses – sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste.
Science now tells us that our senses are not limited to these five senses at all and all have some extra senses which you can say as your sixth sense.
We have all sorts of “extra” senses/ Sixth Sense that we either never use or don’t notice when we do. And some of them come pretty damned close to mind reading.
Our extensive range of senses is often quite surprising to people until they realize that they use them every day without thinking about it. Many of the human senses that we take for granted are incredibly important to our regular function—as you’ll see.
Here is the list of some Sense (Sixth Sense)
1. Ovulating women can sense snakes around them
In one study, researchers hid snakes in a garden and asked a group of women to detect the snakes as quickly as possible. What they found was that those women who were in the most fertile period of the month were also the quickest at spotting the hidden snakes than the women who weren’t ovulating.
It probably doesn’t have anything to do with fertile women being able to detect the most phallic animals. The theory is that evolution has given women who are ready to reproduce an added cognitive boost when it comes to detecting danger.
2. Ovulating women can sense gay men around them
In another study when they showed women pictures of men’s faces, the women who were on their period had incredible gaydar.
And this isn’t the dumb coincidence — a woman’s ability to pick the gay guy out of a lineup peaked at her most fertile point, and then gradually receded until her next time of the month, and it didn’t work at all for detecting lesbians.
Women were able to pick who was gay simply from looking dudes in the eyes. Supposedly, evolution figured that gaydar would be a really handy thing to have when you’re a woman looking to start a family, just so you don’t waste time with a dude who is going to leave you for your brother.
3. You can tell if water is hot or cold by just listening to it
Water molecule behavior changes when it heats up. When water is cold, molecules are denser, and vice versa for hot water. Hence, they sound different too.
The next time you are in a shower, listen closely, as the water heats up, it suddenly sounds much more different. And more than 90% of people are good at distinguishing water by just listening to it.
It is fascinating because we thought we could find out whether the water is hot or cold by only touching it.
4. You can literally smell a person’s personality and emotions
Have you ever been in a situation when you met a new person and you suddenly start judging him, making psychological notes about him/her in seconds?
You could have been right because evolution has given us this ability where we can sense emotions and intentions by just smell.
People affected by fear smell differently, and people who are extroverts smell different to us. And turns out, we are very capable of detecting these smells.
5. You can see your hands in the dark
In a study conducted by the University of Rochester, if you go into a dark room blindfolded and wave your hands in front of you, you can actually see your hand even when you are blindfolded.
And not just that, when your hands move in front of you, your eyes – behind the blindfold – move along with them, as though following them.
The research claims that the brain switches to other sensory information to “see”. Basically, you become superhuman.
6. Some people can see colors that are beyond normal vision
There is a small group of people in this world that can see colors we cannot even imagine. They are called tetrachromats.
They may be superhuman, but we mortals have this ability too. Scientists have tricked people into seeing impossible colors.
The rainbow contains all the colors of the visible spectrum. Turns out the color pink is not in there. The color pink is basically imaginary, and we still see it.
7. Men can tell if a woman is ovulating
When women ovulate, they change – literally. Their voice changes, their hip get larger, their skin becomes bushier and men are very adept at noticing this – subconsciously of course.
Researchers wanted to find out whether men could detect when women were more fertile, as previously the only known way to figure this out was if the women stripped their clothes off and jumped on a guy’s junk. It turns out that not only can men sense when women are ovulating, but they subconsciously change their behavior on the fly to adapt to it.
8. Humans can hear better than fish underwater
On the ground, our hearing is very normal compared to other animals. The hearing range is up to 20,000 hertz. That’s the highest pitch we can hear. Dogs can hear up to 40,000 hertz.
But under water, we can hear up to 200,000 hertz, much more than most of the fish in the sea.
The reason – we hear with our bones. Yes, you read that right. The bones pick up minute vibrations and pass it up to our ear drums and hence our hearing ability suddenly becomes very acute.
Coincidentally, this is the same concept they use in making hearing aids.
9. You continue to see things even after you go blind
Blind people do not lose awareness of their surroundings at all and become more aware of it. Like the blind man who was put in a maze and still came out of it successfully, because he could “see”. He was still blind, but his brain figured out a way to get him out of there.
In one study, they put an old blind man in a maze and told him to find his way out on his own, hopefully after the man volunteered for it. And what happened? He completed the maze flawlessly. He could “see” the walls and twists and turns because his retina had figured out how to bypass the broken visual cortex and send the information to the brain. He was still blind, but his eyes and brain had found a workaround. He was not, however, able to escape from the tiger the scientists had released into the maze.
In another study, In an interesting study, researchers put pictures of happy and sad people in front of blind people. And again, they found that the blind people were able to tell most of the time which faces were sad and which were happy. They couldn’t see the faces, but their brains knew what was in front of them.
10. Your skin can smell things too
Yes, your skin can smell, and it uses this ability to heal itself. Soothing smells accelerate skin healing, and foul smells deteriorate this healing.
The cells that are present in your nose are also present in your skin – but in very small quantity.
11. Sense of Fullness
When you’ve had enough to eat and drink, your body always seems to let you know. It turns out that this is a separate sense within your body, involving its own cluster of sensory receptors that tell you when you need to stop eating. Some of these are stretch receptors, which let you know that your stomach is becoming full.
The stomach also sends your brain certain signals as the food is digested—which means that if you eat your food slowly, you’ll feel full than if you ate the same amount in a shorter period of time. Your brain basically needs time to catch up with what your body is doing.
12. Sense of Oxygen Levels
The purpose of “peripheral chemoreceptors” is to keep an eye on the blood in your arteries, monitoring the oxygen level, as well as the amount of carbon dioxide and the ph level. This alerts your body when the levels of carbon dioxide are too high, thereby allowing you to exhale at the correct rate. Additionally, your body has receptors which tell you how full your lungs are so that your brain knows when to stop breathing in.
13. Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone
The “Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone” basically communicates with drugs or hormones that are carried through your body via the bloodstream; besides this, it also tells your body when to throw up.
If this sense is damaged, it can lead to regular, uncontrollable vomiting, or sometimes a complete loss of the ability to vomit. Such damage usually occurs as the result of a stroke.
Did you know that your body can potentially figure out your direction, based on its sense of the earth’s magnetic fields? While there remains some debate as to how capable we are of using this sense properly, it would obviously be incredibly useful for navigational purposes if we were able to harness it.
Some people seem to have an uncanny sense of direction, and it seems possible that they might be employing magnetoreception on a more advanced level than the average human. It’s even possible for some people to instantly know which direction they’re facing—North or South—without the use of a compass. This sense is more common and more pronounced among other animals, such as bees, birds, and even cows.
15. Vestibular Sense
The vestibular sense is also known as “Equilibrioception”, which sounds suspiciously like a certain mind-bending movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s more commonly known as a “sense of balance.” As many of us have learned the hard way, the vestibular sense can be severely impeded by drinking large amounts of alcohol.
Your sense of balance is regulated by your inner ear—and though it is part of the system involved in hearing, it is considered to be a separate sense altogether.
There is much more to the common annoyance of itching than you might think. For starters, that itch you occasionally have is actually completely separate from your sense from touch and serves important functions.
While it may seem more like a nuisance than a useful tool, an itch is nonetheless important, since it sends a message to your body that something isn’t entirely right with that part of your skin.Sometimes this skin may be merely dry, and other times there may be microscopic bugs lurking in your hair follicles, which need to be removed through scratching.
Taken simply, an itch is basically a signal from your body to your brain that you need to take a look at the affected area and find out what’s going on.
Nociception is the sense that allows you to feel pain. Some suggest that this should be lumped in with touch—but though the two are often combined, pain is still an entirely different sensation. Not only that, but some researchers believe that pain should be broken up scientifically into three separate senses, each relating to a different kind of pain: pain located on the skin, pain involving your bones, and pain felt in the organs themselves.
While these are more like subcategories than separate senses, the point is that there is much more to pain than meets the eye. If you didn’t feel pain, you might take risks or put off treating something serious; it’s basically a signal that your body is in trouble.
Chronoception is your sense of the passage of time. Most of us have a fairly good perception of time, and younger people are especially accurate in this way.
Part of this sense is governed by the suprachiasmatic nucleus, which is what controls our circadian rhythms. Though our ability to perceive the passing of time is on the whole very useful, it can often be fooled—much like any of our other senses. We all have days when we feel that time is passing more slowly or more quickly than it really is.
Proprioception is essentially the sense of where your arms and legs are in relation to the rest of your body. This is what the police are testing when they drag you out of the car for a field sobriety test and make you attempt such things as touching your nose with your finger. We all take this sense for granted every single day—but we would sorely miss it if it were taken from us.
There are rare cases—still largely a mystery to doctors—in which people lose their sense of proprioception. If this happens, the most simple and ordinary tasks—opening a door, picking up a cup, using a pencil—become the most difficult chores. Such people have to carefully watch every movement of their limbs in order to use them successfully.
This one might not be too surprising—but it’s important to note that your sense of hot and cold is not just part of your sense of touch but in fact a separate sense of its own.
Our thermo-receptors detect both hot and cold, among other things letting our bodies adjust to temperature change in our environment. The thermo-receptor signals are delivered via the spinal cord, and eventually reach the thalamus, where they inform us of what we need to know.
Here is all about some Sixth Sense you always had but never noticed which you can say it’s your Sixth Sense. Tell us about which sixth sense you have noticed.