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Bilal Gohar

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And here they are:
Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.
Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 
Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 
Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 
Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 
Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.
Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).
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"Unlike most birds"

willdixonmusic:

sixpenceee:

And here they are:

Thermoception:  Ability to sense heat and cold. Thermoceptors in the brain are used for monitoring internal body temperature.

Proprioception: The sense of where your body parts are located relevant to each other. 

Chronoception: Sense of the passing of time. Your body has an internal clock. 

Equilibrioception:  The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. 

Magentoception:  This is the ability to detect magnetic fields. Unlike most birds, humans do not have a strong magentoception, however, experiments have demonstrated that we do tend to have some sense of magnetic fields. 

Tension Sensors:  These are found in such places as your muscles and allow the brain the ability to monitor muscle tension.

Nociception:  In a word, pain.  This was once thought to simply be the result of overloading other senses, such as “touch”, but it has it’s own unique sensory system.  There are three distinct types of pain receptors: cutaneous (skin), somatic (bones and joints), and visceral (body organs).

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"Unlike most birds"

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engineeringhistory:

Page from Nikola Tesla’s application for Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), 1916, the organization’s highest membership grade. When applying for a Fellow, one had to be personally recommended by other AIEE Fellows. On this page, Paul Lincoln, AIEE President from 1914 to 1915 and long time Westinghouse employee writes of his friend “His work on polyphase alternating current is known and recognized the world over as original work of the highest order.”

engineeringhistory:

Page from Nikola Tesla’s application for Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), 1916, the organization’s highest membership grade. When applying for a Fellow, one had to be personally recommended by other AIEE Fellows. On this page, Paul Lincoln, AIEE President from 1914 to 1915 and long time Westinghouse employee writes of his friend “His work on polyphase alternating current is known and recognized the world over as original work of the highest order.”

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engineeringhistory:

Front page of a Latin edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s Thesaurus opticus (Book of Optics), written around 1000. The book was a foundational text in the field of optics and this illustration depicts the siege of Syracuse (214 - 212 BC) in which Greek engineer Archimedes was purported to have constructed a series of parabolic mirrors reflecting the sun’s heat onto the besieging Roman ships, catching them on fire.

engineeringhistory:

Front page of a Latin edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s Thesaurus opticus (Book of Optics), written around 1000. The book was a foundational text in the field of optics and this illustration depicts the siege of Syracuse (214 - 212 BC) in which Greek engineer Archimedes was purported to have constructed a series of parabolic mirrors reflecting the sun’s heat onto the besieging Roman ships, catching them on fire.