Topic 79  23 August 2019  Touch, Smell, Taste, Hear, See - Which is your favourite?

1. Some people claim there is a SIXTH sense (extrasensory perception). What do you think they mean? Do you believe in it? Why?

2. Touching, Smelling, Tasting, Hearing, Seeing - These are called your 5 senses. Which one would you give up if you were forced to lose one? Why?

3. What is your favourite taste? Try to describe it.

4. What is your favourite smell? Try to describe it. [We often call a nice smell an 'aroma']

5. What is your favourite touch sensation? Try to describe it.

6. What is your favourite thing to hear? Try to describe it.

7. What is your favourite kind of thing to see? Try to describe it.

8. 'Solitary confinement' in a prison is a severe way to punish people. They are deprived of sensations. How would you manage to survive in solitary confinement? [Solitary confinement is being locked alone in a small room, sometimes for years].

9. 'Over stimulation' is when you have too many sensations to manage. Over stimulation might be for only a short time, or it might happen all the time. What are some examples of over stimulation? Have you had this experience? How would you manage over stimulation?

10. Some people are more sensitive to sensory stimulation than others. Some people are over-sensitive. Some people seem almost dead to stimulation. Do you think you very sensitive to stimulation from your senses, or not? What are some advantages and disadvantages of a) being very sensitive, or b) being much less sensitive?

79. Touch, Smell, Taste, Hear, See - Which is your favourite? ©Thor May 2019