Medicine: 13th Sense?

Everybody knows that man has five senses. But everybody is dead wrong, according to an article in the A.M.A. publication, Today's Health: man has at least four more, and probably eight.

Senses No. 6 through No. 9 are found easily by breaking down the sense of touch into five separate senses: "crude" touch, pressure, heat, cold and pain. (Some authorities list four: "true" touch, temperature, superficial pain and deep pain.) Says Author David W. Foerster, a third-year medical student (University of Oklahoma) who has made a special study of the subject: "Ordinarily, when we...

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