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Do you have a sixth sense?

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The ‘sixth sense’ often refers to paranormal gifts. But everyone has a sixth sense – you too!

As well as hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and feeling, you can also sense balance. The balance organ is located in the inner ear and is full of liquid. There are very tiny hairs on the inside. When you turn your head, the liquid follows the motion. The hairs can feel the difference and pass this on to the brain.

Balance is not just located in your head – you also have sensory nerves in your muscles and joints that transmit information about the position of your body to your brain.