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

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


(Physiology) the neurological ability of the body to sense movement and position


(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən)

perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
kinesthesis, kinesthetics, muscle sense, sense of movement, kinaesthesis, kinesthesia, kinaesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
kinanesthesia - inability to sense movement
labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium, vestibular sense, equilibrium - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
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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The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of cervical joint manipulation on joint position sense (JPS) of normal adults.
2000), AAE or Absolute Error Score (AES) was found to be the only measure that was both a repeatable and accurate measure for joint position sense testing.
Holme E, Magnusson SP, Becher K, Bieler K, Bieler T, Aagaard P and Kjaer M (1999): The effect of supervised rehabilitation on strength, postural sway, position sense and re-injury risk after acute ankle ligament sprain.
The researchers say the distortions are subconscious and involve the ability known as position sense that the brain uses to know where all parts of the body are in space even when the eyes are closed.
Neuroscientists think that position sense requires two distinct kinds of information.
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Subjects had been told that the study was assessing limb position sense.
She had absent vibratory perception at the toes, and made occasional position sense errors at the left toes.
Clinicians can also perform automated, active Joint Position Sense Testing, yielding better accuracy and consistency compared to manual techniques.
McLeish said: "We tend to take Stefan for granted but his position sense is outstanding and he made a superb save for us tonight.

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