Man experiences the things around him in the world through the five basic senses: smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing. However, we always talk about a file sixth Sense As if something mystical in a person.
However, as explained by Dr. Niccolo Zampieri, the sixth sense is inherent in man, and is responsible for:
🇧🇷[…] Gathering information from muscles and joints about our movements, posture, and position in space, and then transmitting it to our central nervous system.”
The sixth sense is called proprioception, as it is responsible for analyzing the muscular system and sending this information to the body. brainwhich in turn would again give specific orders to the structure that animates the human being.
In this way, it prevents falls, for example, when you are in a dark environment. The sixth sense allows you to eat any food with your mouth closed and your eyes closed.
Moreover, we know that senses such as touch are felt, but proprioception It works unconsciously. Thus, the sixth sense is not notorious, but it is necessary. People who do not have development in this sense cannot perform coordinated movements.
the doctor. Niccolo Zampieri and his team have published their studies and discoveries in the journal Nature Communications. In it, they reported how proprioception works specifically. Studying the Sixth Sense involves looking “up close” at nervous cells Sensory desensitization (pSN).
The so-called pSN is located in the bone marrow, more specifically in the dorsal root ganglia, which are connected by extensive nerve fibers to the Golgi tendon organs, which constantly collect information about muscles, such as stretching and tension.
The pSN then transmits this information to the main nervous system, which in turn is responsible for the movements of the entire body.
Team member d. Stefan Dietrich claims that for the sixth sense to function properly, it is necessary for the pSN to precisely contact many different muscles. So according to him:
“We used our study to search for molecular markers that characterize the pSN of abdominal, back, and limb muscles in mice.”
Proprioception and correct posture
The study also revealed that a person who does not have a well-developed sixth sense could have muscle diseases such as scoliosis as a result, according to a study conducted in Israel. Zamper suspects that:
🇧🇷[…] This is caused by an imbalance in proprioception, which changes muscle tension in the back and deforms the spine.”
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