from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In psychology: A sense which mediates perceptions of space.
- n. A term formed on the analogy of ‘light-sense,’ ‘pressure-sense,’ etc., to denote the capacity of space-perception. It is doubly misleading, since it implies that our simplest spatial experiences are sensations as specific as those of color or pressure, and also suggests that we are endowed with a sense-organ of space, as we are with an organ of vision, etc.
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The injection of morphine, e. g., reduces the space-sense in the skin.
Again, women have a better developed sense of touch than men, the space-sense and the pressure-sense being equivalent in both sexes.
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