from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In psychology:
- n. Any sensation (or, more properly, any sensation-complex) the office of which is to inform us of the movement of objects in space, or of our own body or of some part of it. In this significance, the term must include sensations of sight and hearing, as well as kinesthetic sensations. It is formed on the analogy of ‘weight sensation,’ ‘resistance sensation,’ etc.; and its use is to be condemned, since it substitutes end or function for psychological analysis.
- n. The sensation (or, more properly, the sensation-complex) directly aroused by movement of the body or of some part of it; a kinesthetic sensation.
- n. A specific sensation whose adequate stimulus is movement. Some psychologists posit movement-sensations of sight, of touch, etc., but it is probable that the articular or joint sensation of kinæsthesis is the only true movement-sensation under this heading.
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