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proprioception

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

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  • noun The sense of the position of parts of the body, relative to other neighbouring parts of the body.

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  • noun the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots + (re)ception.]

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From Latin proprius ("one's own").

Examples

  • Brain Blogger great blog, by the way offers a nice introduction to the notion of proprioception - a very useful concept for anyone who works with bodies, including their own.

    Brain Blogger - What is Proprioception?

  • One of the most important internal senses is called proprioception, or position sense.

    Brain Blogger - What is Proprioception?

  • A case of proprioception occurs when with our eyes shut and without touch we are immediately aware of the angle at which one of our elbows is bent.

    The Identity Theory of Mind

  • Using a finely honed psionic talent known as proprioception, the trim, angular-featured Betazoid security guard tapped into the unconscious mind of the semi-conscious Koas.

    Small World

  • Using a finely honed psionic talent known as proprioception, the trim, angular-featured Betazoid security guard tapped into the unconscious mind of the semiconscious Koas.

    Creative Couplings

  • Using a finely honed psionic talent known as proprioception, the trim, angular-featured Betazoid security guard tapped into the unconscious mind of the semiconscious Koas.

    Creative Couplings

  • Using a finely honed psionic talent known as proprioception, the trim, angular-featured Betazoid security guard tapped into the unconscious mind of the semiconscious Koas.

    Creative Couplings

  • Using a finely honed psionic talent known as proprioception, the trim, angular-featured Betazoid security guard tapped into the unconscious mind of the semiconscious Koas.

    Creative Couplings

  • Using a finely honed psionic talent known as proprioception, the trim, angular-featured Betazoid security guard tapped into the unconscious mind of the semiconscious Koas.

    Creative Couplings

  • (JPS), also called proprioception, is the body sense which indicates to our brain where our joints are at all times.

    Article Source

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  • Discard all your fanciful notions of there being only five senses. There're at least seven, counting this and balance.

    February 18, 2008

  • Knowing where you are in the world, where your body stops and everything else begins.

    October 11, 2008

  • Adoarns -- I can think of at least nine off the top of my head (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell, proprioception, balance/gravity, temperature, and pain).

    October 11, 2008

  • There's a good article about proprioception here.

    October 11, 2008

  • And parking, pterodactyl.

    October 11, 2008

  • Not to mention rhythm.

    October 11, 2008

  • Or business.

    October 11, 2008

  • And snow.

    October 11, 2008

  • OK, new list. Join me.

    October 11, 2008

  • What about non? Most of what I sense is non.

    October 11, 2008