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Our Senses: What Sluggish Sloths Tell Us About Balance

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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.

This video and all media incorporated herein (including text, images, and audio) are the property of the American Museum of Natural History or its licensors, all rights reserved. The Museum has made this video available for your personal, educational use. You may not use this video, or any part of it, for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works from, or publically display it without the prior written consent of the Museum.

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