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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Definitions for proprioception

  1. Physiology. perception governed by physiological receptors, such as muscles, tendons, and joints, as awareness of the position of one's body.

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Citations for proprioception
I was talking of proprioception—your awareness of where you are in relation to everything else around you. Jennifer Fallon, The Palace of Impossible Dreams, 2008
It can taste what it touches, but has poor proprioception, the brain unable to determine the position of its body in the current… Ben Lerner, 10:04, 2014
Origin of proprioception
Proprioception entered English in the early 1900s as a combination of proprio- meaning "one's own," and reception meaning "the act of receiving."