Psychology & Psychiatry

Exactly how many senses do we really have?

While the notion that people have five basic human senses is often considered a universal truth and can be traced back to Aristotle's "De Anima" ("On the Soul"), many philosophers and neuroscientists are now debating whether ...


Describing the genes associated with the sixth sense

To perform coordinated movements, we rely on special sensory neurons in our muscles and joints. Without them, the brain wouldn't know what the rest of our body was doing. A team led by Niccolò Zampieri has studied their ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Extrasensory perception: Debunking the sixth sense

(Medical Xpress)—New research led by the University of Melbourne has helped debunk the common belief that a sixth sense, also known as extrasensory perception (ESP), exists.