tactual sensation


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Noun1.tactual sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skintactual sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
perception - the process of perceiving
creepiness - an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
2.tactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or paintactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or 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
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Unlike Berkeley, Aristotle theorizes that the sense of touch alone is essential for the existence of an animal: "An animal is a body with a soul in it: every body is tangible, is perceptible by touch; hence necessarily, if an animal is to survive, its body must have tactual sensation.
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We do not immediately perceive such qualities (solidity, extension, shape, and motion) but only mediately or by reference to certain visual and tactual sensations.