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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.]


(Physiology) the neurological ability of the body to sense movement and position


(ˌproʊ pri əˈsɛp ʃən)

perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
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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Proprioception can be lost due to injury or the degeneration of nerves, and may or may not be reversible.
Dogs lose proprioception as they age, but they can regain some with targeted fitness exercises.
Sound, touch, sight, taste, smell, proprioception, and vestibular information interact to form the processes and mechanics by which humans learn and experience.
She also discusses the vestibular system, the role of vision and eye movements, proprioception, sensory illusions, the effects of sound, the effects of alcohol and other drugs, virtual reality, kinesiology and body mechanics, and fall prevention for older people.
To maintain balance control, several aspects of the human body work together such as, the visual and vestibular systems, muscle strength and proprioception.
and reinforce co-ordination, proprioception, balance
Proprioception is your so-called "sixth sense," the sense of where your body is in space, that comes from your muscles and joints.
Similarly, he adds, exercises that work on your balance and proprioception (the sense of knowing from moment to moment where your joints are) can help your arthritic knees.
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.
The purpose of this study was to determine how hypermobility affects eyes-closed single-limb balance as an indirect measure of proprioception in dancers.