somatosensory system

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Noun1.somatosensory system - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, touch - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
skin perceptiveness, tactility, touch perception, tactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
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Diminished somatosensation, in addition to unpleasant tremors, are often associated with an increased likelihood of falling and poor postural stability
While changes to somatosensation suggest central sensitization, demonstrating that particular pain-related molecular entities in the human brain are directly responsible for clinical "allodynia" or "hyperalgesia" requires observation in and experimentation with human tissue.
In the following paragraphs, we will first review the cross-modal interplay between audition and vision at the level of primary sensory cortices, and in the second part, we will discuss cross-modal interactions between somatosensation and vision.
Perhaps the most parsimonious interpretation of the wider literature is that while there may be limited improvement available in peripheral mechanisms of somatosensation and proprioception, the influence of this input over localization and proprioceptive performance can indeed be enhanced.
Gazzola, "Somatosensation in social perception," Nature Reviews Neuroscience, vol.
Additionally, evidence has shown that, after closing the eyes, the increase of sway in obese subjects may be similar when recordings are made either on hard or on soft surface [10], suggesting that obese subjects may use their somatosensation to control posture differently than lean and overweight subjects, which is consistent with the results of the present study.
Anticipation can also be observed in a variety of domains, including vision, somatosensation, reward, and emotion.
In other words, all factors, such as biomechanical constraint, cognition, perception, somatosensation, and motor control, affect the balance ability.
Somatosensation, circulation and stance balance in elderly dysvascular transtibial amputees.
For of stimuli, in order cold pain, there was a to probe different main effect of site (F = submodalities of 5.12, P = 0.0250), and somatosensation. group (F = 3.84, P = Experiment 0.0518), with the ASD specifically related group displaying average to present cold pain thresholds of review--thermal pain 16.68[degrees]C, compared threshold.