WHAT IS IT ??
Sixth sense is an awareness of where our limbs are and how our bodies are positioned in space. And like the other senses — vision, hearing, and so on — it helps our brains navigate the world. Extrasensory perception or ESP, also called sixth sense, includes claimed reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses, but sensed with the mind. Humans as well as animals can use the sixth sense with means sensing something with the help of mind. And there is the mystery ! Till now, even with so much progress in scientific researches , the detailed and clear discussion about sixth sense is not possible.
Scientific explanation behind Proprioception :
known five basic senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Proprioceptive sensations are a mystery because we are largely unaware of them. This article explains how proprioception works in our body, how important it is to our daily life, and what we can do to improve it.
WHAT IS PROPRIOCEPTION?
Proprioception is the medical term that describes the ability to sense the orientation of our body in the environment. In other words, it is basically defined as our ability to sense exactly where our body is . It works unconsciously in our body and allows us to move quickly and freely without thinking consciously about where we are in the universe.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND PROPRIOCEPTION
Proprioception involves a complex signaling progress transferring proprioceptive signals from our body parts to the brain. It is a constant feedback loop within our nervous system, telling our brain what position we are in and what forces are acting upon our body at any given point in time.
Proprioception takes place by proprioceptors which are actually tiny little sensors located throughout our body, specially in our skin, joint, muscles and neurons. These receptors are activated during distinct behaviors and distinct types of information such as limb velocity and movement, load on a limb and limb limits. Thousands and thousands of proprioceptive signals are sent to our brains through peripheral and central nervous system.
How exactly the different centres of the human brain work together will remain a mystery for a long time to come because of their unimaginable complexity. Nevertheless, there are partial advances in neurological research that bring us a big step closer to understanding certain brain functions. A famous scientific research shed new light on the relationship between unconscious and conscious processes in our central nervous system. What they found out with the help of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in the brains of experimental subjects has sparked new row in this field.
Siegmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung “discovered” the unconscious. Scientist Benjamin Libet, In his book “Mind Time”, presented his Time-on-Theory, according to which all conscious thoughts, plans and feelings begin unconsciously. Fast reactions in sports (e. g. when hitting back a 160km/h tennis ball) can only occur unconsciously. These actions only become conscious when the action has already been completed. He assumed that the subjective consciousness is essentially non-physical in nature and therefore cannot be reduced to neuronal functions. Libet stressed that the materialistic determinism is based just as much on non-falsifiable assumptions as its counterpart, the idealistic dualism of body and soul.
Libet’s theory was that, the contents of consciousness are independent of neuronal functions, for he didn’t know of any experiment that provided clues to the contrary. Indeed, epileptic patients who have had the connection between the two hemispheres of the cerebrum (corpus callosum) cut for therapeutic reasons (“split brain”) still feel that they have a unified self. Neither do they see double, nor do they feel antagonistic drives of action. As Libet himself was able to show, conscious experience is also independent of the process of memory formation.
So many times living beings use this SIXTH SENSE – but unconsciously
Our five senses — sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch — help us understand and perceive the world around us. But according to the two recent studies, people can tap into a so-called sixth sense and learn how to navigate through darkness when our eyesight can’t break through.
Some people who are blind have already figured out how to tap into this, in much the same way dolphins navigate underwater and bats find their way in pitch darkness. And it is only a matter of time before others figure out how to do this too, scientists say.
Dolphins and some other animals use a biologic sonar, called echolocation, to get around even when dim, murky waters prevent them from seeing. Bats seem to sense sound as it bounces off obstacles as they fly unhindered through dark spaces.
When a person walks into a room and intuitively understands whether the space is small or large and whether or not it contains furniture, they are probably basing their intuition on echoes and reverberations.
People who are blind sometimes tap a cane or lightly stomp a foot to help them get a sense of the space around them. Humans can also echolocate by snapping fingers or making clicking sounds with their mouths, scientists say, because the sound waves it creates bounce off nearby objects.
People with little or no training can learn to use those echoes to determine the shape, size, or texture of an object.
This is not some farfetched superpower. Active sensing is something many living beings have already mastered.
However, eyewitnesses have repeatedly reported that animals behave unusually before an natural calamity. Animals like cows, sheep, and dogs can actually detect early signs of earthquakes. To do so, some scientists attached sensors to the animals in an earthquake-prone area in Northern Italy and recorded their movements over several months. The movement data show that the animals were unusually restless in the hours before the earthquakes. The closer the animals were to the epicenter of the impending quake, the earlier they started behaving unusually. The movement profiles of different animal species in different regions could therefore provide clues with respect to the place and time of an impending earthquake. Animals seem to sense the coming danger hours in advance. For example, there are reports that wild animals leave their sleeping and nesting places immediately before strong quakes and that pets become restless.
It is still unclear how animals can sense impending earthquakes. Animals may sense the ionization of the air caused by the large rock pressures in earthquake zones with their fur. It is also conceivable that animals can smell gases released from quartz crystals before an earthquake.
Study has shown that when human beings lack any of the physical sense organ’s ability, their mind power, better to say sixth sense power gets increased. For example many times a blind or deaf or dumb person has proved to have more mind power than physically fit people.
Powers of the sixth sense are available to everyone. Intuition and psychic ability are not just far-out ideas for seeing into the future, or healing the past …..it is our very existence…it is inseparable part of our existence. We just will have to know more and more about it.