[sen-sawr-ee-uh m, -sohr-]
- a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation.
- the sensory apparatus of the body.
Origin of sensorium
1640–50; < Late Latin sēnsōrium, equivalent to Latin sent(īre) to feel + -tōrium -tory2, with tt > s
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Examples from the Web for sensorium
No doubt your suggestion was crystallised in some corner of my sensorium.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
Neither does it lie in a plane which is vertical or horizontal to the sensorium.The Mystery of Space
Robert T. Browne
Occasionally it arises from mobility of the sensorium, induced by plethora, or by excessive debility.
The last shred of life, the "sensorium commune" was severed and The Brain was dead.The Brain
The sensorium is ‘unreceptive,’ so the idea does not reach consciousness.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
- the area of the brain considered responsible for receiving and integrating sensations from the outside world
- physiol the entire sensory and intellectual apparatus of the body
C17: from Late Latin, from Latin sēnsus felt, from sentīre to perceive
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Word Origin and History for sensorium
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The part of the brain that receives and coordinates all the stimuli conveyed to various sensory centers.
- The sensory system of the body.
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