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Kinesthetic sense

Kinesthetic sense --> myesthesia

The sensation felt in muscle when it is contracting; awareness of movement or activity in muscles or joints; sense of position or movement mediated in large part by the posterior columns and medial lemniscus.

See: bathyesthesia.

Synonym: deep sensibility, kinesthetic sense, mesoblastic sensibility, muscular sense, myoesthesis, myoesthesia.

Origin: g. Mys, muscle, _ aisthesis, sensation


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Evolutionary advantage of seeing 'upright'

... is defined as the direction that gravity is pulling you (vestibular sense), then down is towards the Earth, which is the opposite of "upright ... what it would be like if your vision was NOT in agreement with your kinesthetic senses. You would be able to see things, and recognize what they ...

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