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(ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːzɪə) or




(ˌsiːnɪsˈθiːsɪs) or


(Psychology) psychol general awareness of one's own body
coenesthetic, cenesthetic adj

coenesthesia, coenesthesis, cenesthesia, cenesthesis

the combination of organic sensations that comprise an individual’s awareness of bodily existence. — coenesthetic, cenesthetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Perception
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Perceived less in the terms of concrete meaning (a set of signifying, representational elements) than in the relay between the preconscious bodily sensations that sound and image effect and the viewer's subsequent apprehension of identifiable elements, Hunger is effectively a "cinesthetic" film (to borrow Sobchack's neologism combining cinema with synesthesia and coenesthesia).
Three main types of experiential opening need to be taken into account: coenesthesia, relations, and altered states of consciousness.
Then, along with the showers cold water, he too released a spray--a spray of pure thoughts regarding his health and coenesthesia. And then he rang the bell.