Psychology, Physiology. having to do with movement or sensation, especially within the body:One quintessential spa experience was to go back and forth from the scalding hot pool to the ice cold pool, sending your body into a heightened kinesthetic state.
needing to move: Some teachers feel that their most energetic and distractible students are actually kinesthetic learners, who need to get their whole body involved in the learning process.
- Also especially British, kin·aes·thet·ic .
- kin·es·thet·ic·al·ly; especially British, kin·aes·thet·ic·al·ly, adverb
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How to use kinesthetic in a sentence
For people who are simply posture-conscious, or looking to make smaller improvements in their daily habits, Robertson says the key is enhancing your kinesthetic awareness—the understanding of where your body is in space.Perfect posture doesn’t exist—but you can still improve yours | empire | June 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
We also know that some kids excel at learning in this hands-on, kinesthetic way.
At first automatic reflexes produce all kinds of motions, and each movement awakes kinesthetic and muscle sensations.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
Another individual might have had kinesthetic images instead of either visual or auditory.Psychology | Robert S. Woodworth
The remaining senses, the cutaneous, the kinesthetic and the visual, afford much fuller data for the perception of spatial facts.Psychology | Robert S. Woodworth
The passiveness of the body precludes any important contribution of stimuli from kinesthetic sources.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis