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A specialized sensory nerve receptor that receives and responds to stimuli originating from within the body.

in′ter·o·cep′tive adj.
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Adj.1.interoceptive - of or relating to interoception
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(37) Likewise, on my gloss, volitional functions that constitute free will on the analysis Siderits implicitly accepts (such as approving one's volition) are conventional because they are not about the emptiness of phenomena, but the (introspectively and interoceptively) perceived phenomena.
In this view, "e-motion" literally means to elicit or evoke motion (action) and suggests that emotive events, at least initially, may often involve respondents which can be evoked either interoceptively or exteroceptively and shaped by consequences.
C(W).C(I) represents an interoceptively evaluated perception.