Why Vision Is the Most Important Sense Organ

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Why Vision Is the Most Important Sense Organ

 

PSYCHOLOGY AUCL 207

AFRICAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS

KPEBU ERNEST CONNECT

 

 WHY THE SENSE OF SIGHT IS THE MOST VITAL SENSE AS COMPARED TO THE OTHER SIX SENSES.

Sense organ is an organ of the body which responds to external stimuli by conveying impulse of the sensory nervous system.

If one sense is missing, the other senses have to take over the work. The eyes play an important role in this.

The human senses are our contact to the environment. The human brain combines the fireworks of neurons of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching into a meaningful whole. But we don’t think about our senses until an organ stops working.

 

Mankind is a creature that heavily depends on the various senses. It is an intrinsic part of human nature and without them we become less. There are seven senses that people utilize to keep in contact with their surroundings. These senses send neural signals to the brain which are then interpreted as information to which the individual react to accordingly.

 

There are seven sense organs and below are them;

SIGHT – VISION

HEARIHG – AUDITORY

SMELL – ALFACTORY

TASTE – GUSTSTORY

TOUCH – TACTILE

VESTIBULAR – SENSE OF BODY BALANCE

KINAESTHETIC – MOVEMENT

 

Sight is the power of seeing. The organ responsible for sighting is the eye.

There is no doubt however that Vision is the most important of all the aforementioned senses and most fundamental of the human sense and its loss will most definitively impact the way an individual live their life and interact with their surroundings; the eyes are truly “the windows to the soul”. We argue thus, that based on the hereinafter points listed the loss of the sense of Vision will have the most drastic and overwhelming impact on a person’s life comparative to the other four senses.

Though the other six senses serve important roles in their own right, the eyes are the most important as they allow us to connect with our surroundings. Sight gives us the ability to perceive our surrounding and through this the vision of our surroundings are interpreted to the brain which helps us in decision making. This connection with our surroundings cannot be underestimated as they give us the ability to assess our surroundings to bring to our attentions opportunities as well as the dangers which are a part of our natural environment.

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HOW THE EYE FUNCTIONS

When light hit the retina through what the cornea focus, a special cells called photoreceptors turn the light into electrical signals. These electrical signals travel from the retina through the optic nerves of the brain then the brain turns the signals into the image that we see.

Our sight mainly focuses on light, just like a reflection in the mirror. Sight is the most highly important sense. Without sight we cannot move, use tools or enjoy little facets life has to offer.

 

The importance of sight is very key to human existence because it helps in keeping us safe, for instance crossing the road at a red light, without your vision you will not know when to cross.

 

Now when we wake up in the morning what do we do? We wash our face to see first in order to go about our daily activities. Without the sense of sight, we will succumb to loneliness.

 

Also, when people have eye problems such as short sightedness or long sightedness or even glaucoma we seek to correct it immediately because it’s very keen to living.

 

This helps us admire nature and have great feelings in what we see.

 

Another importance of sight as the most powerful sense is that, in primitive humans, we need sight to gather food and 80 percent of what we learn is through sight. Without it we are more or less not as valuable to enjoy nature and life.

 

ARGUMENT

Research shows that frequent stimulation and philosophical interpretation of one’s sense of vision helps with overall health and intelligence. Intelligence and wisdom can be gained from our physical environment. It is clear in the literature that some of the greatest inventions had their basis from the physical environment for example Newton’s law of gravity was based on him witnessing the sight of a fruit falling from its tree. Thus, the ability to view our surroundings and interpret them through vision is not only important for the individual but can also impact society as whole from viewing inspiration from nature.

 

If you are in a room and the light goes off, what’s the first thing you do or look out for? Light right, and that yields to sight?

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This tells us how important it is and in addition on the very first day of creation, God created light to help him see. This is a clear indication of how important sight is to our living than the other senses.

The sight is the physical portal through which data from the environment is collected and sent to the brain for processing. This organ helps us to interact with the environment as it is the sole aim of all the sense organs. Surprisingly, it will be amaze to know that about 80 percent of all the expression we perceive in the environment is by means of the sight. Without the sight we cannot move, use tool, enjoy the facet life has to offer.

Other senses are mostly protected by the eye — we perceive up to 80 per cent all impressions by means of our sight and it keeps our mind sharp and alert.

And also if the other sense such as taste and smell stop functioning it is the eye that protects us, in fact sight is arguably the most important sense for safety and self-preservation.

  • WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING WHY DO YOU WASH YOUR FACE FIRST
  • WHO CAN WALK FROM CLASS TO DR. ACQUA’S OFFICE WITH THE EYES SHUT
  • WHY DO WE VOMIT WHEN WE SEE A DISGUSTING SUBSTANCE WITHOUT SMELLING OR TASTING IT
  • WHY DID GOD CREATED LIGHT ON THE FIRST DAY IN HIS CREATION.

 

 

HOW THE EYE PERFORMS ROLE IN HEARING

 

Millions of people  all  over  the  world  face  problems with their  hearing.  Only  very  few of them  make  use  of  the currently  existing  technical  possibilities  in  order  to improve  the  situation.

  • For these  people,  a  conversation in  a  large  group  may  become  a  word  salad,  and  music just  a  blend  of  There  are  also  many  dangers for these  people  as  they  can no  longer  hear  cars  honk, police  sirens,  or  the  whistle  of  water  kettle.  At this point,  the  eyes  must  take  over  in  traffic,  in  the household,  and free  time.

HOW THE EYE PERFORMS ROLE IN SENSE OF SMELL

 Cold  viruses  hit  on  average  three  or  four  times  a  year.

When  people  catch  cold  they  tired  and  their sense of  smell  and  taste  deteriorates. Result, it  is suddenly  no  longer  possible  for  us  to  smell  rotten  food.

Smell a genetically predetermined program.  It  used  be  essential  for  survival,  as  the  only  possible  way  to distinguish  what  was  edible  from  what  was  inedible was  through  smell. If  the  sense  of  smell  stops  working, the  eyes  need  to  take  over,  both  in  looking  for  mould and  other  traces  as  well  as  reading  the  small  print  the  expiry  date.

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HOW THE EYE PERFORMS ROLE IN THE SENSE OF TASTE

It  may  sound  strange but  in  addition  to  the sense  of  taste,  the  eyes  also  play  major  role  in deciding whether  something  tastes  good  or  not.  In contrast  to  the  other  senses,  the  sense  of  taste  is  very weak:  while  it  is  possible  for  us  to  distinguish thousands  of  colors  with  our  eyes,  we  have  the  ability to  distinguish  only  five  flavors:  sweet,  sour,  salty,  bitter and  umami,  which  roughly  translates  to  meaty,  a natural  flavor  enhancer,  which  is  found  especially  in tomatoes,  cheese,  and  meat.  But as mentioned earlier, the  sense  of  taste  does  not  only  rely  the  tongue,  also  on  the  eyes.

For  example,  yellow,  orange,  and especially  red  food  is  considered  sweeter  than  food  of other colors.

THE EYE PERFORMS ROLE IN TOUCHING

The eye provides quick assumption touch response before the touch sense act on it.

 

THE EYE PERFROMS ROLE IN MOVEMENT

It helps the vestibular to function properly.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT OF THE EYE

  • DECISION
  • PROTECTION
  • KNOWLEDGE GAIN
  • CRITICAL THINKERS

Visual  discrimination:  ability  to  discriminate dominant  features  of  objects.

Visual memory:  the  ability  to  recognize something  when  it  reappears.

Visual spatial relationships:  the  ability  to perceive the  position  of  objects.

Form  constancy:  the  ability  to  categorize  similar

Sequential  memory:  the  ability  to  recognize  a sequence of  objects  when  they  reappear.

Visual figure ground:  the  ability  identify  object  from  surrounding  objects.

Visual  closure:  the  ability  to  identify  a  whole figure when  only  parts  are  shown.

In Conclusion, the quote “keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” from Theodore Roosevelt tells us to aim high and to set goals and ambitions as high as the highest heavens. Our vision thus viewed in this context points to more than just a mere ability to view or sense our surroundings but also abstractly through inspirations and experiences seen around us, find our muse and be more than we could ever have hoped.

 

KPEBU ERNEST CONNECT – COMMUNICATIONIST, GHANA.