Thursday, November 20, 2014
Assuming normal function, the organic platform receives input from a variety of sources. Specialized mechanisms of function they might be called. They basically involve a stimulus and a sense organ which produces an awareness of the elements from the environment that surrounds us. Let's see...there is smell, taste, sight, hearing, and touch. All common threads that bind our continuing stream of consciousness. Four of these special mechanisms are located close to the central nervous system which brings input to the major control center of our existence. On the other hand, touch involves a generalized mechanism of reception spread though out the organic platform providing such things as pain and temperture readings. These specialized receptors are distinct from other functions such as movement and thought. Sensory signals they are called...these common threads...these common senses.