Kinesthesia, also called proprioception and motion sense, is the sense responsible for perceiving movement and location. Proprioreceptors are the sensory organs in the joints and muscles. Kinesthesia is concerned with a complex of sensations such as force, joint position, stiffness, speed, and tactile sensitivity. This sense is highly associated with the skill to control movement. For instance, dancers and athletes usually have a keen sense whether they are moving with the appropriate effort, where their different body parts are, and how each body part’s movements affect the others.

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