perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.
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Origin of proprioception
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The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.
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The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.
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