Somesthesis

Somesthesis is a collective term for all of our bodily sensations such as cutaneous (skin) senses, proprioception (awareness of the position of one's own body), and the internal organs. All organs of the body contain nerve endings and are subject to pain when injured or impaired by disease. Sometheses are the body systems, organs, and tissues that are receptors for touch, pain, temperature, body position, and movement.

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History of Psychology
History of Psychology