esthesis


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esthesis

(ɛsˈθiːsɪs; iːsˈθiːsɪs)
n
(Physiology) a US name for aesthesia
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Noun1.esthesis - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
perception - the process of perceiving
limen, threshold - the smallest detectable sensation
masking - the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones"
visual sensation, vision - the perceptual experience of seeing; "the runners emerged from the trees into his clear vision"; "he had a visual sensation of intense light"
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
synaesthesia, synesthesia - a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
Translations
esthésique
References in periodicals archive ?
It is precisely by pursuing an esthesis of the level of expression that a cinematographic transposition constructs internal systems of resonance and signification that can be regarded as answers to the lyricism of the literary text.
De hecho, lo que se manifiesta en la politica es "la disputa misma acerca de la constitucion de la esthesis, acerca de la particion de lo sensible por la que determinados cuerpos se encuentran en comunidad" (Ranciere 1996, 41).