About the Proposition of “Semantic Perception Is the Sixth Sense of Human Perception”

  • Kekang HeEmail author
Part of the Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education book series (PRRE)


Semantic perception is not a concept out of thin air or totally artificially coined, but it is an objective entity, unique to the humans. The sixth sense of perceptions is used explicitly for sensing and identifying a variety of semantic relations in oral language. The emphasis is placed on the semantic relations in spoken language, so that semantic identification must be carried out based on speech perception and sound discrimination. In other words, our definition of language involves semantic relations in speech and also involves the speech sound in spoken language, and first of all, perceiving and distinguishing speech sounds, which means that the input channel (i.e., the sensory organs that receive external stimuli) of semantic perception must be related to the auditory organ (ear).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Educational Technology InstituteBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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