kinaesthesia


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Related to kinaesthesia: kinesthesia, proprioception

kinaesthesia

(ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-) or

kinaesthesis

;

kinesthesia

(ˌkɪnɪsˈθiːzɪə; ˌkaɪn-) or

kinesthesis

n
(Physiology) the sensation by which bodily position, weight, muscle tension, and movement are perceived. Also called: muscle sense
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek kinein to move + aesthesia]
kinaesthetic, kinesthetic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinaesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
somatosense - any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
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
2.kinaesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and bodykinaesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
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The contribution of muscle afferents to kinaesthesia shown by vibration induced illusions of movement and by the effects of paralysing joint afferents.
Kinaesthesia, the sense that allows us to feel the movements of our own bodies, is a notable component of our experience of buildings.
Sensation usually refers to vision, auditory, olfactory, taste, skin, kinaesthesia and balance.