No matter what you see, feel, think, or do, it must all be processed through the brain. (Newberg, Andrew, MD and Mark Robert Waldman. Why We Believe What We Believe. P 7. NY: Free Press, 2006)

Outside your brain there is no sound, no color, and no smell. All of those things exist inside your head as the brain picks up sensory data and interprets them as sounds, colors, and smells. (Eagleman, David. The Brain, P 58.NY: Pantheon Books, 2015.)

We actually see, hear, taste, and smell with the brain rather than with the eyes, ears, taste buds, and nose. This is an example of brain plasticity. (Restak, Richard, MD. The New Brain. p 158-159. PA: Rodale, 2003.)

Exposure to stimulation (e.g., sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell) lead to growth and development of motor, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and social functioning. (Harris, Maureen. Music and the Young Mind. p vii, xi. NY: MENC with Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.)

Hearing, a small part of vision, touch, and taste all enter the brain through the brainstem and are passed up to the thalamus. (Ratey, John J., MD. A User’s Guide to the Brain. p 63. NY: Vintage Books, 2002.)

Thalamus: directs attention and switches sensory input on and off. Except for olfactory signals, sensory stimuli go through the thalamus that directs the incoming information to the appropriate portion of the cortex for further processing. (Carter, Rita. Exploring Consciousness. p 11, 29, 115. CA: University of California Press, 2002.)

Most sensory information from the outside world enters the lower brain stem. The brain stem’s thalamus then classifies this information (visual, auditory) and relays it to the appropriate part of the cortex. Incoming information may be amplified or reduced as it passes through the Thalamus. (Ornstein, Robert, PhD. The Roots of the Self. p 52-53. NY: HarperCollins Publishing, 1995.)

Sensual experience (e.g., auditory, visual, tactile, and olfactory) typically travels first to the neocortex for analysis. When accompanied by a strong emotional impact, they may go directly to the amygdala (bypassing conscious choice) which mobilizes the organisms for fight or flight. All of this can happen in an instant—without input from rational processing by the neocortex. (Karr-Morse, Robin, and Meredith S. Wiley. Ghosts from the Nursery. p 40. NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997.)

In most people (97%), both Broca's area (spoken speech) and Wernicke's area (heard speech) are found in only the left hemisphere of the brain. (Chulder, Dr. Eric. The Brain and Communication. Think Quest.)

Conscious thought occurs in the cerebral layer. The pre-frontal cortex handles most of our decision making, and helps to process a variety of sensory stimuli. The other two brain layers are the brain stem and the limbic system. (Gurian, Michael, and Patricia Henley with Terry Trueman. Boys and Girls Learn Differently! p 17-20. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Company, 2001.)

The prefrontal systems of the brain are involved in the volitional control of conscious sensory experience. (Schwartz, Jeffrey M., MD, and Sharon Begley. The Mind & the Brain. p 312-315. NY: Regan Books, 2002.)

The five senses of the left hemisphere (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) correspond to senses of the right hemisphere. However, right-brain senses are not the senses of sight and hearing in the so-called normal manner, Rather they involve the ability to see, hear, and sense things through waves translated into images. Thus includes the ability to retain complete image of things seen at a glance in the memory, serving as the receptacle for inspiration and the site of expression for image abundant creativity, and the abilities to visualize images and the realization of those images physically. (Loh, Andrew. Brain Development Centers.)

The visual brain can reorganize in small ways in as little as thirty minutes. (Ratey, John J., MD. A User’s Guide to the Brain. p 52. NY: Vintage Books, 2002.)

The brain multi-processes, constantly registering perceptions, including more than 36,000 visual cues per hour. (Jensen, Eric. Brain-Based Learning (Revised). p 13. CA: The Brain Store, 2005.)

Proprioception is the sensory feedback received continually from muscles, joints, and skin, signaling the position of you body and limbs. You constantly monitor this feedback and make adjustments to your body (e.g., lift your left arm and shift some weight to your right side to maintain balance. (Wilson, Timothy D. Strangers to Ourselves. p 19. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.)

Proprioceptive (sometimes called the 6th sense) is an unconscious map in the parts of the brain that control movement. It provides an ongoing feedback that allows a person to sense where parts of his/her body is in space. (Katz, Lawrence C., PhD and Manning Rubin. Keep Your Brain Alive. p 36-38. NY: Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 1999.)