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Noun1.exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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"
audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, sense of hearing, hearing - the ability to hear; the auditory faculty; "his hearing was impaired"
gustation, gustatory modality, sense of taste, taste - the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell - the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
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Now, modern neuroimaging techniques show how, for some, pain signals hijack the brain's regulatory networks, allowing rumination and catastrophizing to intrude on the exteroception that's critical to how humans interact with one another and the world.
(20) JHS/hEDS patients have greater exteroception (perception of environment), nocioception (pain perception), and somatosensory amplification.
Sensory assessments comprised measures of exteroception (tactile sense), proprioception (movement sense), two-point discrimination (2PD, Aesthesiometer[R]), and stereognosis (tactile object identification), which have been shown to be reliable in this population [25].
This paper proposed an approach to the understanding of neuromotor language of the user by identifying the user's intention from the perception of both internal and external manifestations of the FAP through proprioception and exteroception of the prosthesis.