Our brain receives information from a range of senses within our body. This information is often handled in a way by the brain that enables a person to feel alert, comfortable and in control within an environment. However, for some, this may not happen in the same straightforward fashion. At times the sense can feel overwhelming (sensory overload) leading to upset and potentially triggering stronger feelings. This is known as sensory avoiding. For some it can be the opposite – they may crave the sensations to feel a sense of calm, sensory seeking.