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Definition of "proprioception" [proprioception]

  • The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "proprioception" in a sentence
  • "One of the most important internal senses is called proprioception, or position sense."
  • "Brain Blogger great blog, by the way offers a nice introduction to the notion of proprioception - a very useful concept for anyone who works with bodies, including their own."
  • "A case of proprioception occurs when with our eyes shut and without touch we are immediately aware of the angle at which one of our elbows is bent."