sensory system


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Noun1.sensory system - a particular sensesensory system - a particular sense      
sensory faculty, sentiency, sentience, sense, sensation - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended; "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing"
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
somatosense - any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
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
2.sensory system - the body's system of sense organs
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
auditory system - the sensory system for hearing
visual system - the sensory system for vision
vestibular apparatus, vestibular system - organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
first cranial nerve, nervii olfactorii, olfactory nerve - a collective term for numerous olfactory filaments in the nasal mucosa
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The human sensory system inherently seeks to establish horizontal and vertical reference planes.
Subjects: Nervous System, Sensory System, Somatic Motor System, Visceral Motor System, Cranial Nerves, Brain Functions.
Sharks' noses are loaded with nerve endings and rubbing them is said to overload their sensory system.
Sharks' noses are loaded with nerve endings - using their highly developed sensory system, they can home in on the scent of a seal colony from TWO MILES away.
Intelligent" behavior of assembly system is defined and controlled by help of sensory equipment and this information from sensory system processes the "brain" of the intelligent assembly cell--control system.
Synesthesia is an abnormal response from one sensory system when another sensory system is stimulated eg a sound may be "heard" as a colour.
The effectiveness of this sensory system is consciously learned through experiences in which we learn to judge the amount of force necessary for specific tasks.
Perception of food flavors by both taste and smell is achieved by a very ancient sensory system.
The teeth are huge, and that's extremely weird and unusual for an animal's sensory system," Catania says about the "brain's-eye view" illustration (above).
At the conscious level, a sensory system operates as an "automatic sorting machine" by classifying objects according to similarities that it notices among their features (p.
Dunlop have developed a sensory system for the road through their tyres.
Results also indicate some improvement in sensory system (somatosensory, visual and vestibular) scores, and sensory integration/organization during the series of six SOT sensory conditions.