somesthesis


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Noun1.somesthesis - 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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The multisensory effect reproduction system is designed to stimulate each user's somesthesis and kinesthesis in accordance with changes in water depth and the user's motions, and it is linked to the 3D underwater environment simulation.
These include taste, which resides solely in the tongue; smell, which is exclusively in the nose; and somesthesis, which involves perceiving touch and temperature.
Phantom vision is in many respects simi lar to the phenomenal persistence of a body part after amputation, that is, phantom somesthesis or the phantom limb phenomenon.