We don’t always think of balance as one of our senses, but scientists often consider it as essential as sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. For a species like the three-toed sloth, however, there’s little need for this sixth sense.
Check out the Museum’s blog for more info: https://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/news-posts/sluggish-sloths-have-little-use-for-balance
OUR SENSES, a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into how our brains, adapted over millennia to help our ancestors survive their environments, work with sensory organs to shape and reframe our perceptions of everyday encounters.
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OUR SENSES is open to the public from Monday, November 20, 2017, to Sunday, January 6, 2019. Learn more at: https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/our-senses
OUR SENSES is generously supported by Dana and Virginia Randt.
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