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Proprioception

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noun

A sensory perception of motion and relative position of the body through the receptors in tissues such as muscles, tendons, inner ear and joints.


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Word origin: Latin proprius, one's own + reception

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Re: nervous system crossover (hard question!)

... it right-side up. Similarly when the PNS relays information to the brain through the thalamus into the proper motor and sensory regions. The proprioception (the brains understanding of where individual body parts are in order to control them) makes the nervous system cross-wired. If the brain ...

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by r10
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:08 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: nervous system crossover (hard question!)
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The Fiber Disease

... haptic shapes with different perceived qualities (see the MIT Technology Review article The Cutting Edge of Haptics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprioception Now back to the C-fiber. Three levels of epidermis? picture: http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/full/23/29/9620/FIG1 from this link: ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:28 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... - Sensory system - Somatosensory system - [ edit] Spinal pathway: Somatosensory information Medial lemniscus: Touch (Pressure & Vibration) | Proprioception Spinothalamic tract: Pain | Temperature Receptors Touch: Pacinian corpuscles | Meissner's corpuscles | Merkel's discs | Ruffini endings ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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