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The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

[Latin proprius, one's own; see per in Indo-European roots + (re)ception.]
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(Physiology) the neurological ability of the body to sense movement and position
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(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən)

perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
kinesthesis, kinesthetics, muscle sense, sense of movement, kinaesthesis, kinesthesia, kinaesthesia - the ability to feel movements of the limbs and body
kinanesthesia - inability to sense movement
labyrinthine sense, sense of balance, sense of equilibrium, vestibular sense, equilibrium - a sensory system located in structures of the inner ear that registers the orientation of the head
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
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The research focused on the relation between space perception, active representation of space, and body proprioception. Results showed that synchronous stimulation was the sole independent variable predicting changes in both numerical space estimates and body proprioception.
The scientific term for this muscle sense is proprioception, and O'Malley's Mechatronics and Haptic Interfaces Lab (MAHI) has worked for years to develop technology that would allow amputees to receive proprioceptive feedback from artificial limbs.
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Wardill's new film is called When You Fall Into a Trance, and explores the condition of proprioception, the sense that you know where parts of your body are.
The more so as proprioception and coordination are usually neglected in rehabilitation programs, wrongly assuming that the athlete is ready to go back on the ground once she regained the muscular strength and mobility.
The purpose of this study was to determine the biomechanical effects of backward pedaling within 45 degrees of knee flexion without resistance helps the person by improving the muscular strength, joint range of motion, proprioception without joint compression force.
The word of the day is proprioception, from the Latin "proprius" (meaning "one's own" or "individual") and "capio" (meaning "to take or grasp").
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