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Science & Technology - Nagaland

Our Senses

Our SensesThe gallery depicts the importance of our five senses and the sensory organs that help us perceive this beautiful world. Vision, smell, taste, hearing and touch - we depend on them everyday. Without these senses, we would not know where we are or what is happening around us. Our eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin contain sensitive areas called sense receptors. Messages picked up by these receptors are carried by the nervous system to the brain, where they are interpreted.

A number of interactive exhibits of the gallery explain how we see an object or why we are able to see colours; how we can hear selectively or what is our body balancing mechanism. One can know the reason behind the different taste and smell of delicious dishes. You can even find out your visual and hearing reaction times simply at the press of a switch. In short, the gallery unfurls the fascinating world of human senses.