most sensitive sense in humans?
kr4 at is2.nyu.edu
Fri Oct 8 13:31:38 EST 1999
Just Wondering (lroman at email.com) wrote:
> Thanks for your answer. I got a reply to my email address that suggested that sense of
> smell was the most sensitive since it didn't get filtered through the thalamus before going
> to the cortex. This was also my totally unsupported, "gut reflex" answer to the question.
> What do you think of this?
Doesn't smell right to me. The thalamic relay is not the issue. (Mebbe the
thalamus amplifies the input! ;-) )
First, one must determine the criterion for sensitivity. Then, one can
attempt to measure it.
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