somatosensory system

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Noun1.somatosensory system - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
interoception - sensitivity to stimuli originating inside of the body
cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, touch - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
proprioception - the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
skin perceptiveness, tactility, touch perception, tactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia - the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
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Postural orientation uses sensory inputs from the somatosensory system, the visual system and the vestibular system, through using higher-level integrative process and effector component by the motor cortex.
The drum then ran the textures across the fingertips of Rhesus macaque monkeys, whose somatosensory system is similar to humans, while the researchers recorded the responses in the nerve.
Studies in the literature indicate that somatosensory system contributes to balance control.
The researchers found that there were morphologic changes in the brain somatosensory system in RLS patients, compared to controls.
In addition, it is well known that dystonia is characterized by a defective somatosensory processing within the somatosensory system [5] associated with a disturbance of sensorimotor integration [6-8].
(15) for neuropathic pain, consisting of four criteria: (1) the presence of pain with a distinct neuro-anatomically plausible distribution, (2) a history of a relevant lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system, (3) the demonstration of the distinct neuro-anatomically plausible distribution by at least one confirmatory test, and (4) the demonstration of the relevant lesion or disease by at least one confirmatory test.
Most seriously, by ignoring messages from the somatosensory system, the third group interferes with the high level of sensory awareness that is essential for safe, optimal performance.
Pain is defined as a nociceptive and emotional response to a lesion or a disease that affects the somatosensory system. [1] This system comprises the brain and the areas in the brain that are intricately involved with our sensory experience of our surroundings--the thalamus and its nuclei that act as major relay centres for the information transferred to the sensory cortex from all the receptive organs in our bodies.
A possible explanation may be the presence of androgen receptors in the GRP neurons of the sexual system with an absence of such receptors in the somatosensory system.
Rate effect and mismatch responses in the somatosensory system: ERP-recordings in humans.
Neuroplastic changes related to pain occur at multiple levels of the human somatosensory system: A somatosensory-evoked potentials study in patients with cervical radicular pain.

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