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Sensory Experiences for Kids: What They Are and Activities to Try

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Sensory Experiences for Kids: What They Are and Activities to Try

Think of your little one squishing their fingers through the mashed potatoes you served for dinner, smashing pots together and giggling at the bangs, or trying to put every leaf and twig found on a walk directly into their mouth. These things may seem like just the messy antics of your average toddler, but they actually all have something else in common. Drumroll, please… They’re all sensory experiences! Wait, we know what you’re thinking: What are sensory experiences, and why is knowing about them important? We’ve got you covered, with research into their significance in child development and examples of...

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Sensory Stimulation: What It Is and How It's Used

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Sensory Stimulation: What It Is and How It's Used

Sensory stimulation is the input and sensation you receive when one or more of your senses is activated. This type of stimulation is important for infant development and can be used to improve the well-being of developmentally disabled adults, people with neurocognitive disorders, and older adults. Keep reading to learn more about sensory stimulation, what exactly it is, and the benefits it provides.   The 5 human senses Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of our five senses: Seeing (visual): When light passes through your cornea (transparent eye surface) to your pupil (the opening to the inside of your eye). After passing...

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Sensory Memory Disorders

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Sensory Memory Disorders

  Mismatch negativity plays a large role in diagnosing certain disorders. When MMN is low or not present, it can mean that there are problems with an individual’s sensory memory. There are several mental health or memory disorders that can affect sensory memory; however, the following two medical conditions are the most common: schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease.Schizophrenia and Auditory Sensory MemoryIn an extensive study done by a group of psychiatrists, it was discovered that a decrease in the function of sensory memory is associated with schizophrenia. In the study, several groups of people were studied in their responses to auditory...

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Common Characteristics Of Sensory Memory

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Common Characteristics Of Sensory Memory

When most people think of sensory memory, they think about all of the memories they have of certain smells, tastes, or sights. However, scientifically, this is not what quantifies sensory memory; instead, sensory is the first type of memory used by the brain to form new short-term and long-term memories. It is also sometimes called working memory.   Sensory memory’s psychological definition is this: ultra-short-term memory, which literally lasts only a few seconds (or even less than a few seconds). When you encounter something with one of the five senses (i.e., taste, touch, smell, sight, or hearing), your brain creates...

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