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> If You Had To Lose One Sense?, Which would it be?
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vicrawr
post Feb 11 2004, 08:34 PM
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I'd have to choose hearing. I dunno why.
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post Feb 12 2004, 02:21 AM
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I chose smell, mainly 'cuz I can't smell much anyhow. Second in line is taste. Anything I do smell is rather inportant, especially while working on cars.


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post Feb 12 2004, 02:26 AM
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Well sight and sound are very necessary to me. Smell can influence taste, and I love food, so those two are gone. Leaves touch, could do more good than harm.


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post Feb 12 2004, 03:54 AM
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I'll say touch... Because then I wouldn't feel it if I would die otherwise painfully, aand.. Um.. I dunno I don't really need it do I? Then again not feeling pain could be a bad thing, you wouldn't know to pull away and all that stuff... So I don't know. Smell might be first but I thought not being able to feel stuff would be wierd/cool. tongue.gif
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post Feb 12 2004, 04:20 AM
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id go with smell... nothing else i could afford to lose... it would be too sad...


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post Feb 12 2004, 08:33 AM
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I went with smell. Not that I particularly want to lose it, but it's the only one I can live without.


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post Feb 12 2004, 09:18 AM
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I said smell too, then I realised that without smell I'd have no real sense of taste, which is a bummer...hmmm...


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post Feb 12 2004, 09:28 AM
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I'd run wink.gif

Well, if I had to choose one... probably smell. But it'd still suck to not be able to taste or smell anything... sad.gif


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post Feb 12 2004, 09:33 AM
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Would have to be smell, couldnt imagine life without being able to listen to music or being able to see! sad.gif


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post Feb 12 2004, 05:39 PM
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You still keep a fairly decent sense of taste without smell, as far as I'm told. So it would be that for me.

I have no feeling in the majority of my right leg (surface touch that is, I still know about it if you kick me!), and that's quite good fun at times. Just a bit dangerous when inebriated! rolleyes.gif
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post Feb 12 2004, 05:57 PM
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Touch, as you can see what you touch. Just for your info to those that chose smell, if you lose that then over time you also lose your sense of taste, and those that lose there hearing will also over time lose their speech.

So i went with the one sense, i think i could live without. As for sight, i'd miss looking at the hotties on this forum wink.gif
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post Feb 12 2004, 06:49 PM
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No sense of touch = no sex. Think about it.


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post Feb 12 2004, 07:35 PM
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I chose smell too.. its the least interesting of the senese in my mind..


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post Feb 12 2004, 08:06 PM
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I couldn't choose! I am already losing my hearing, but I still wouldn't want to go without it. I wouldn't be able to listen to music! sad.gif


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post Feb 12 2004, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Feb 12 2004, 01:48 PM)
No sense of touch = no sex. Think about it.

He's right. But also, you wouldn't be able to feel pain. That's good in some ways but think of it like this. You'd never feel too cold or too hot again. You could run around outside naked in winter and have a good time. You could also get frost bite and not feel it. Conversely, you could be burning your hand and not know it.

I picked hearing. My hearing isn't the best in the world either, due to some medical reasons. And as of late, I've been wearing ear plugs when I get home from school, so as not to hear the dog crying. I don't miss hearing that much. It's rather interesting. I couldn't go without taste or sight and touch isn't as important, but I think I could stand to be deaf.
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post Feb 12 2004, 08:46 PM
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Taste, Since most of taste is actually smell. tongue.gif
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post Feb 12 2004, 09:10 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Feb 12 2004, 01:48 PM)
No sense of touch = no sex. Think about it.

I did, but for me food beats sex.

I know, weirdo. laugh.gif


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post Feb 12 2004, 09:41 PM
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can't i choose to loose common SENSE laugh.gif

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I did, but for me food beats sex.

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post Feb 12 2004, 11:57 PM
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Well I think I'd survive without taste/smell due to the fact I could eat all the foods i always disliked and be unaffected.


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post Feb 13 2004, 12:15 AM
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Smell. So I could fart all I wanted and no one could get back at me with a stinkier fart cause I wouldn't smell it.
Sight and touch are necessary for the appreciation of lay-dees.
Hearing I need to listen to choons.
And I love food. I would die if I knew I could never appreciate the flavor of a chicken quesedia (sp?) , mac & cheese, chicken teriyaki, fried rice or curry ever again.
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post Feb 13 2004, 12:16 AM
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Either smell or taste, depending on how we actually taste food and such, whether it's more with our noses more or our tongues, eliminating the sense that's less important... Seems to have been some debate over which sense contributes more to our sense of taste...? It'd probably be smell, though, since I actually can't smell much anyway. dry.gif


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post Feb 13 2004, 01:21 AM
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QUOTE (IrishGuy @ Feb 12 2004, 02:15 PM)
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Feb 12 2004, 01:48 PM)
No sense of touch = no sex. Think about it.

He's right. But also, you wouldn't be able to feel pain. That's good in some ways but think of it like this. You'd never feel too cold or too hot again. You could run around outside naked in winter and have a good time. You could also get frost bite and not feel it. Conversely, you could be burning your hand and not know it.

I picked hearing. My hearing isn't the best in the world either, due to some medical reasons. And as of late, I've been wearing ear plugs when I get home from school, so as not to hear the dog crying. I don't miss hearing that much. It's rather interesting. I couldn't go without taste or sight and touch isn't as important, but I think I could stand to be deaf.

Actually, pain is a *different* sense than touch. Believe me, I've spent all week studying Neuroanatomy. THe 5 "traditional" senses are very limited. We have proprioreception (sense of position of the limbs and extremities), sense of uprightness (ie. knowing which way is up and down, and yes, this is a sense modulated by your brain), sense of balance, fine discriminative touch, vibration sense, crude touch, pain, temperature -- and all these senses are modulated by different nerve fibers ascending in the spinal chord in different ways. While most of these last senses are generally just combined into the lump of "sense of touch," neurologically, that's very incorrect.

I was going to say I'd loose my nociorecptive (pain) sense, but then I remembered that disease where people don't have pain, and die very young because they aren't able to determine whether or not they're in pain, whether it be from sitting with their hand on a hot grill for minutes on end and only becoming aware of it when they smell the burning flesh, or cutting themselves repeatedly and not releasing they're bleeding to death because they don't feel any pain. I can remember the statistic, but most don't live past adolescence.

So... probably my sense of taste, or smell. Really probably the least critical. I would hate to loose my hearing, because then I could never hear music again... which would be just... awful. /me sympathesize with what Beethoven must have gone through.


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post Feb 13 2004, 01:24 AM
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QUOTE (sammi @ Feb 12 2004, 06:15 PM)
Either smell or taste, depending on how we actually taste food and such, whether it's more with our noses more or our tongues, eliminating the sense that's less important... Seems to have been some debate over which sense contributes more to our sense of taste...? It'd probably be smell, though, since I actually can't smell much anyway. dry.gif

No, not really that much of a debate. We can *taste* a variety of different substances -- sweet, sour, salty, etc... but the majority of the pleasantness from the food comes from its aroma. Together, the taste buds and the olfactory bulb therefore produce the sensation we know as taste. If you didn't have taste buds, I'm pretty sure food would be pretty bland... I mean, as you're eatting the chocolate, you'd smell it, but wouldn't be able to taste it's rich creamy goodness... which is what makes the whole thing a pleasant experience.


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post Feb 13 2004, 01:30 AM
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I couldn't do without hearing, that'd be the worst. Losing my vision would be really bad, too.. I think I wouldn't miss smell much, mostly I only smell things I'd rather not...


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I chose taste. This is because it's the least impactive of these senses. There's no dramatic change in ones life, and not many modifications have to be made. If I chose smell then I'd loose my sense of taste as well so that'd be loosing a 2 for 1 kind of deal.

As far as hearing and speaking go I couldn't get rid of that -- I'm too much into music, and some things just can't be explained -- like the sound of a baby's laugh. Sight, I'd die if I couldn't see the ocean or a sunset again. Touch, not being able to feel a kiss or hug from someone. I'd go insane - not that I'm not daft already.

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