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  • adjective anatomy That responds to external stimuli

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  • adjective of or relating to exteroception


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  • Our exteroceptive senses transform this information into nerve signals, and the signals are analyzed, sharpened, and interpreted by our brain.

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  • The brain has two types of receptors; one specialized in interpreting the world around us--exteroceptive--and the other one interpreting our own activity-interoceptive.

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  • This is a typical case of categorization of something extramental under a concept induced by an exteroceptive experience.


  • Pain encoding in the human forebrain: Binary and analog exteroceptive channels.

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  • Pain encoding in the human forebrain: Binary and analog exteroceptive channels.

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  • They also represent exteroceptive sensations ( "received from outside" L).

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  • Sensations received there are sometimes considered to be additional examples of exteroceptive sensations, but are frequently differentiated as interoceptive sensations ( "received from inside" L), or visceral sensations.

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  • As for the exteroceptive sensations " touch, pressure, heat, cold, and pain " each originates from a definite type of nerve ending.

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  • Unlike the six exteroceptive senses (sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing, and balance) by which we perceive the outside world, and interoceptive senses, by which we perceive the pain and movement of internal organs, proprioception is a third distinct sensory modality that provides feedback solely on the status of the body internally.

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