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Spotlight on our senses

Smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch – our senses are the key to how we perceive the world around us. But there are more senses than the five you learned in school. Proprioception allows us to know where our body parts are and without the sense of balance we would topple over quite quickly. Here we explore how our senses work and what happens when they fail or are deceived by illusions.

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