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What sense would you give up?

Sight
Hearing
Taste
Smell
Touch

I was wondering what you guys thought about this.  What traditional sense do you value the most?  For me it would be sight (even though I can't see that good without contacts/glasses).  What sense would you give up if you had to choose?  I suppose I would give up smell (perhaps taste) considering that would affect me probably the least amount in my daily life. 

So which sense do you value the most and what one would you be willing to give up?



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Looks like people are picking sight. Good thing I didn't blind the guy that I eye gouged in the only fight I was in. Luckily, he only ended up with a dislocated shoulder.  Edit- changed poll to what would you give up



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Yeah, I would also value my sight the most. It must be very boring to have to only listen to every media device you've got. And navigating should be a major hassle unless the device has some advanced voice controls.

I think I would give up my sense of taste though. All the tongue do is basically sense whether the food is sweet, sour, bitter, salt, etc. Most of what we consider actual taste is generated in the nose anyway, I believe.



Feel the same about sight and smell as you do




Going to make the poll more interesting since most people will select sight. I'll change it to what one would you give up.

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IIIIITHE1IIIII said:

Yeah, I would also value my sight the most. It must be very boring to have to only listen to every media device you've got. And navigating should be a major hassle unless the device has some advanced voice controls.

I think I would give up my sense of taste though. All the tongue do is basically sense whether the food is sweet, sour, bitter, salt, etc. Most of what we consider actual taste is generated in the nose anyway, I believe.

Correct the nose has some to do with taste.  I however would rather taste salt or sweet than smell.  It is a tough call though and you are probably more wise to choose taste over smell.  It would suck not being able to taste salty and sweet foods though.

"The sense of taste is often confused with the "sense" of flavor, which is a combination of taste and smell perception. Flavor depends on odor, texture, and temperature as well as on taste. Humans receive tastes through sensory organs called taste buds, or gustatory calyculi, concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue. There are five basic tastes: sweet, bitter, sour, salty and umami. Other tastes such as calcium[5] and free fatty acids[6] may be other basic tastes but have yet to receive widespread acceptance."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense

However, just imagine smelling a nasty fart, burp, or person with strong body odor.  At least you can't taste that.



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I choose hearing...I think I would kill myself if I wouldn't be able to listen to music anymore

EDIT: I mean, I value hearing the most, the one I would give up would be smelling I guess...



Sight is the most valuable to me, and smell is my least valuable. On a related note, when I'm trying to sleep and it's noisy, I often think "would it be so bad if I happened to losing my hearing?" I wake up very easily to any noise and it's a really big problem for me.

Sight >> hearing > touch > taste > smell.

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I voted for smell with that being said without the sense of smell taste wouldn't work right either. Sight is what I value the most.

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Sight is without a doubt our most important sense and probably has been for millions of years now. I would probably give up smell, we are already nearly "smell-blind" compared to almost every mammal out there while our sight is above average in accuracy and perception of color.

Hearing would come second since if you are a music addict like me haha but I guess you could find another thing to please your brain easily than you would adapt to blindness.

Of course since a lot of taste depends on smell, a great meal wouldn't be that great any longer... but if you could avoid that, well, I doubt you would waste a second thought adapting to it.



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