Interoception Explained: How You Sense Your Body’s Inner State

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Last updated: Jun 7, 2021 • 2 min read

Human beings perceive the external world via five basic senses—sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. But how do you perceive what's going on inside your own body? Awareness of internal feelings is an additional sense, and it’s known as interoception.