interoception


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interoception

(ˌɪntərəʊˈsɛpʃən)
n
(Physiology) physiol sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
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Noun1.interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
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Foundational in this hierarchy is the regulation of tonic arousal, which is in turn intimately connected with affect regulation, autonomic regulation, and interoception.
Research consistently reports that anxiety is closely related to interoception and (mis)interpretation of bodily sensations, but little is known about more fundamental processes underlying this relationship.
The topics include interoception and autonomic nervous system reflexes thermo-regulation, the role of the autonomic nervous system in cardiac arrhythmias, autonomic nervous system control of the cerebral circulation, the central sympathetic nervous system in hypertension, and heart rate variability.