1. [ noun ] (psychology) a physical sensation that you experience
Synonyms: feeling somatesthesia somatic_sensation somaesthesia

"he had a queasy feeling" "I had a strange feeling in my leg" "he lost all feeling in his arm"

Related terms: perception somaesthesia pain pressure temperature prickling constriction feel
2. [ noun ] (psychology) the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
Synonyms: somatesthesia somatic_sensation somaesthesia

"he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes"

Related terms: perception pain pressure temperature prickling
3. [ noun ] (physiology) the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
Synonyms: somaesthesia somaesthesis somatesthesia somatatesthesis somatosensory_system somatic_sensory_system somatic_sense somesthesis
Related terms: interoception tactual_sensation kinesthesia touch proprioception
Similar spelling:   somaesthesia