Ask anyone what the senses are, and they are likely to list the five major senses as taste, smell, touch, hearing, and sight. … A special sense is one that has a specific organ devoted to it, namely the eye, inner ear, tongue, or nose. So why are nerve impulses an important function in both the special senses and the musculoskeletal system? Explain in detail. Does the nervous system have a role in any other system? If so, which one and why?