Can we improve our senses? Take our senses quiz!
When it comes to being alive, our senses do much of the detail work. Can we do anything to improve them or are we at nature's mercy? Take our Improving Your Senses Quiz to find out!start quiz
Question 1 of 20
As you get older your senses generally:
... Some diminishment of the senses is a natural product of aging, particularly in one's dotage.
Question 2 of 20
A human has the following number of olfactory receptors:
... A human has 5 million to 6 million olfactory receptors.
Question 3 of 20
Brain conditions like Alzheimer's often:
... Alzheimer's and other brain conditions often weaken one's sense of smell.
Question 4 of 20
The following percentage of Americans 18 or older suffer from hearing loss:
... About 17 percent of Americans age 18 or older suffer from hearing loss.
Question 5 of 20
The club drug ecstasy is known for increasing a user's sensitivity to:
... The club drug ecstasy is known for increasing a user's sensitivity to touch and sensation.
Question 6 of 20
In comparison to men, most women have:
... Because of their smaller hands and more tightly clustered touch receptors, women have a more sensitive sense of touch than men.
Question 7 of 20
The average person has about the following number of taste buds:
... The average person has about 9,000 taste buds, which can disappear or diminish in sensitivity with age.
Question 8 of 20
Among people 75 or older, the following percentage experience age-related hearing loss:
... About 50 percent of people 75 or older experience some age-related hearing loss, known as presbycusis.
Question 9 of 20
Later in life, a person's pupils:
... Later in life, a person's pupils gradually decrease in size.
Question 10 of 20
Looking at something when touching it:
... As with some other senses, touch also has a visual component, so looking at an object when touching it increases one's touch sensitivity.
Question 11 of 20
The condition tinnitus is characterized by:
... Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears that may be a symptom of one of several underlying conditions.
Question 12 of 20
Baseball star Barry Bonds allegedly claimed that HGH:
... Bonds allegedly claimed that HGH improved his eyesight.
Question 13 of 20
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) can be prescribed to:
... HGH may only be prescribed to people who have below-normal hormone levels.
Question 14 of 20
Some studies on action video games have found that they:
... Some studies have found that action video games can improve vision and spatial recognition.
Question 15 of 20
Ritalin and Adderall are classified as:
... Ritalin and Adderall are classified as neuroenhancement drugs.
Question 16 of 20
Besides being unique to each person, fingerprints help to:
... Fingerprints help us to distinguish textures and vibrations.
Question 17 of 20
Mindful eating emphasizes:
... Mindful eating emphasizes focusing on one's food while eating in order to improve taste and satisfaction.
Question 18 of 20
Sense of smell often improves:
... Sense of smell often improves during the summer and spring.
Question 19 of 20
Sense of taste:
... One's sense of taste generally begins declining in middle age.
Question 20 of 20
Blind people generally have:
... Blind people have no overall change in their senses compared to sighted folk -- rather, some of the blind manage to use their senses in different ways.
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