When does the fetus develop the 5 senses?
Our materialistic society has trained us to treat “babies” as subhuman creatures not yet equipped with a sufficiently developed brain and the ability to remember!
Much of this thinking goes back to Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Father of Psychoanalysis, who theorized that a child was not mature enough to feel or experience meaningfully until the second or third year of life.
Freud considered any birth memory that came up in analysis to be merely a fantasy constructed by the mind.
Current evidence defies this “brain-matter” way of thinking, i.e., the theory that brain matter defines when we become a conscious “real” person.
Dr Thomas Verny’s book, The Secret Life Of The Unborn Child (1981), describes the evolution of fetal activity in the womb.
Dr Verny shows that the fetus is a hearing, sensing, feeling being:
“What he [the fetus] especially does not like is being poked at. If this happens, the two-and-a-half-month-old fetus will quickly squirm away.”
When the fetus is four to eight weeks old, “he is as sensitive to touch as any one-year-old.
“If his scalp is accidentally tickled during medical examination, he quickly moves his head. He also vehemently dislikes cold water – if it is sprayed onto the mother’s stomach, he kicks violently.”