What's the sense that you can describe with the greatest accuracy? We're going to go ahead and guess that you answered "sight." And then "hearing." Maybe "taste" or "touch" is next, with "smell" coming in at the bottom. How can we predict that with so much confidence? It's not because that's how the human mind works. It's because you're reading this in English. According to research, the sense you consider most important depends on the language you speak.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas December 4, 2018
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