- the ability to determine the shape and weight of an object by touching or lifting it.
Origin of stereognosis
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Other senses tend to associate themselves with the chromatic sense, for example, the stereognostic and gustatory senses.
The stereognostic sense: Recognition of elementary forms, of rare objects, of coins.
What we call in the blind the tactile sense is in reality more often the stereognostic sense.Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook
- the perception of depth or three-dimensionality through any of the senses
C20: stereo- + gnosis
- The perception of the form of an object by means of touch.
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