What Is The Fastest Human Sense?

Hearing is the fastest human sense.

We know that the speed of light is greater than the speed of sound but when it comes to senses, it involves detection, transmission, and processing of the signal.

Our ear is capable of receipting and recognizing sounds in just 0.05 seconds which is faster than any other sense such as touch and sight takes about 0.2 seconds.

The direct vibrations of the hairs on the receptor cells caused by sound waves instantaneously result in nerve firing and sending a signal to the brain.

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