tactual sensation


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Noun1.tactual sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skintactual sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
perception - the process of perceiving
creepiness - an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
2.tactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or paintactual sensation - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
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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"This dispensing system also protects and maintains the product's smooth texture and tactual sensation," he adds.
Unlike Berkeley, Aristotle theorizes that the sense of touch alone is essential for the existence of an animal: "An animal is a body with a soul in it: every body is tangible, is perceptible by touch; hence necessarily, if an animal is to survive, its body must have tactual sensation. All other senses .
We do not immediately perceive such qualities (solidity, extension, shape, and motion) but only mediately or by reference to certain visual and tactual sensations. Analysis of the learning situation shows us, Berkeley concluded, that the "primary" qualities that Locke claimed are objective are just as subjective as are such "secondary" qualities as color and touch, on which we depend for our knowledge of spatial qualities.