Definition of Kinesthesia

1. Noun. The perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc.


2. Noun. The ability to feel movements of the limbs and body.

Definition of Kinesthesia

1. Noun. Sensation or perception of motion. ¹

2. Noun. ''(see usage note)'' proprioception or static position sense; the perception of the position and posture of the body; also, more broadly, including the motion of the body as well. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kinesthesia

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Medical Definition of Kinesthesia

1. 1. The sense perception of movement; the muscular sense. 2. An illusion of moving in space. Origin: G. Kinesis, motion, + aisthesis, sensation (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Kinesthesia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1913)
"they use their eyes, sometimes, to start a voluntary movement and to stop it mostly, and they use their spinal, unconscious kinesthesia to furnish it force, ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1894)
"Interpretation is wholly blind to us save on the kinesthetic basis, as the writer has tried to show in some notes already printed on kinesthesia. ..."

3. The Esthetics of Motion, with Special Reference to the Psychology of Grace by Paul Souriau, George Henry Browne (1917)
"If Vision is the Queen of the senses, kinesthesia (the sense of movement, posture, weight, shape, adjustment, and pressure) is the King of them all, ..."

4. Moto-sensory Development; Observations on the First Three Years of a Child by George Van Ness Dearborn (1910)
"There are other illustrations, striking enough as beheld, that touch (and kinesthesia) are more closely involved in the motor mechanism than is vision. ..."

5. Text-book of Psychiatry: A Psychological Study of Insanity for Practitioners by Emanuel Mendel (1907)
"... and to distinguish between hyperesthesia and neuralgia, kinesthesia and paralysis, and to designate hyperesthesia as melancholia, kinesthesia as mania, ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1913)
"kinesthesia, queen of the senses. 11. Lit. Digest. 47: 1167-8. D. 13. '13. See also Psychology, Physiological. Museum of French art, French Institute In- ..."

7. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"The term organic sensations is used here in its broadest sense, comprising kinesthesia or sensations of muscular movements or innervation, ..."

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