Spider Sense, Tingling!

Represented by a group of wavy lines around his head, spider sense is one of Spider-Man’s special powers. It warns him about things he can’t see and even lets him know when a seemingly harmless situation is actually not. How many of us, reading those comics, haven’t wished for that very gift? Forget web-swinging or sticking to walls- this is an ability that would really come in handy all the time!

The fact is that while the odds of getting bitten by a radioactive spider is low, something like spider-sense is actually well within our reach. Though science is still skeptical about ESP and other phenomena, it is an established fact that our brains collect data from all our senses to make “guesses” and  create what we call intuition. Whether it’s a person’s posture telling you they’re not safe or even the combination of senses that make you turn your head just in time to dodge the ball flying at you from the direction of the park, our regular 5 senses (and their combination) can do a pretty good job of protecting us. So next time you get jealous of Spidey, remember- he doesn’t have a monopoly on super powers.

Originally posted: 2/15/10

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3 Responses to “Spider Sense, Tingling!”

  1. mike says:

    Our senses are much stronger than we give them credit for. Maybe not superhuman, but we can get more from them than we are right now.

  2. Richard says:

    Spiderman was always my favorite comic book character

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