Someone out there in blog-land yelled. FIVE SENSES???? Yup, you have at least 5, though when you write, a lot of what you focus on is dependant on your learning style. Learning though your senses is a fascinating Science called Neurolinguistics.
There are tell-tale signs in your speech and writing which show which senses you primarily learn through.
Look through your work, think how you speak do you say things like
"I really feel for you?" a sign of a tactile learner one who needs to touch and manipulate the object to learn
do you say..hmmm
"I see what you mean!" You're a visual learner.
"Did you hear what he said "You're an auditory learner.
" The whole deal stinks to high heaven! [Smell is a big hook for your memory!]
When writing haiku or, when writing anything which asks for objective, factual input you stick with [;) my secondary scense of chose is TOUCH]
You don't talk about TELL what you THINK or FEEL, you report the facts as you see them, you SHOW what you are feeling by discribing an observed action.... [of course since we already agreed we all see them slightly differently you do the best you can to be objective.]
How many senses do we have?
It's not just the traditional five.
1. sight (visual sense)
2. hearing (auditory sense)
3. smell (olfactory sense)
4. taste (gustatory sense)
The skin senses
Because touch involves four different sets of nerves, the skin senses are considered four separate senses:
9. motion (kinesthetic sense)
10. balance (vestibular sense)
SOME SUBJECTIVE NON-Sensory Views are as follows
illusion = a misperception of real sensory input
hallucination = perception without real sensory input
delusion = a believe that is out of touch with reality.
If a trick of the light makes two people standing together look like one two-headed person, that is an illusion.
If you see a two-headed person where there is nobody at all because you're just plain drunk, that is a hallucination.
If you think you are a two-headed person, that is a delusion.
Including more and more sensory input, will make you a better and more interesting writer..
STRAY from your dominant sense..add MORE than just the EASY..
sight & SOUND info
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