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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Researchers suspect that these sensory deficits frequently operate synergistically and that there may be a common mechanism underlying the effects of aging of the body's sensory system.
The robot, called the Domino's Robotic Unit or DRU, has a sensory system that uses lasers to move around obstacles in its path as it makes its way to a customer's home.
Parents, however, should try to lessen their children's exposure to these gadgets because studies have shown that constant exposure to technology can bring about sensory system overload, which may be detrimental to a child's developing brain.
What sensory system enables us to remain upright and balanced and walk in pitch dark or with our eyes closed?
It is therefore important to know whether early prenatal stimulation of one sensory modality can affect behavioural responsiveness to stimulation of another different sensory system.
However, for many of those on the Autistic Spectrum this attack on the sensory system is too much.
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.
The primary purpose of Del Giacco's Neuro-Art Therapy is to help the client regenerate the sensory system at a decoding/encoding (for our purposes we use the two words interchangeably) levels in the brain while using developmental visual spatial exercises or the Therapeutic Drawing Series (TDS).