from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In psychology, pertaining to the apprehension of form or of the corporeality of objects by touch: as, stereognostic perception, stereognostic memory. The term was introduced by H. Hoffmann in 1883.
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These exercises of the stereognostic sense may be multiplied in many ways – they amuse the children who find delight in the recognition of a stimulus, as in the thermic exercises; for example – they may raise any small objects, toy soldiers, little balls, and, above all, the various coins in common use.
For the education of the senses in general, such as in the tactile, thermic, baric, and stereognostic exercises, we blindfold the child.
On the same side below the lesion, there is a loss of epicritic, stereognostic and deep sensibility, and on the opposite side below the lesion, loss of the sense of pain and the discrimination between heat and cold.
_cortical sensory centres_, that for tactile sensation being situated in the post-central (ascending parietal) gyrus; that for muscular and stereognostic sense lying probably in the adjacent portions of the parietal lobe.
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