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It is quite mind boggling to imagine what it would be like to be missing sight, sound, touch, smell, taste etc.

Question

Which organism holds the record for most extreme sensory limits for: sight, smell and sound? (one for each)

This would help give an idea of the "biological limits" of sense.

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closed as too broad by Satwik Pasani, MattDMo, leonardo, fileunderwater, kmm Dec 6 '13 at 16:28

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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I believe this is too broad. There is a plethora of various kinds of neural sensors in animals, ranging from electric impulses to ultraviolet vision. Listing them all down might not be feasible. –  Satwik Pasani Dec 5 '13 at 14:37
    
hmm well this in itself was insightful thank you, I suppose if people list some nice sources to learn this kind of information would still be so helpful... in any case who says there is a limit to how many answers there can be... –  hello_there_andy Dec 5 '13 at 15:21
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@hello_there_andy Please read through this section of the Help Center - particularly "Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much." –  MattDMo Dec 5 '13 at 16:53
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@MattDMo I see, cheers for that clarification I will edit it right away then –  hello_there_andy Dec 5 '13 at 17:33