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  1. somatosensenoun

    any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain

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  1. somatosense

    In physiology, the somatosensory system is the network of neural structures in the brain and body that produce the perception of touch (haptic perception), as well as temperature (thermoception), body position (proprioception), and pain. It is a subset of the sensory nervous system, which also represents visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory stimuli. Somatosensation begins when mechano- and thermosensitive structures in the skin or internal organs sense physical stimuli such as pressure on the skin (see mechanotransduction, nociception). Activation of these structures, or receptors, leads to activation of peripheral sensory neurons that convey signals to the spinal cord as patterns of action potentials. Sensory information is then processed locally in the spinal cord to drive reflexes, and is also conveyed to the brain for conscious perception of touch and proprioception. Note, somatosensory information from the face and head enters the brain through peripheral sensory neurons in the cranial nerves, such as the trigeminal nerve. The neural pathways that go to the brain are structured such that information about the location of the physical stimulus is preserved. In this way, neighboring neurons in the somatosensory cerebral cortex in the brain represent nearby locations on the skin or in the body, creating a map, also called a cortical homunculus.

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  1. somatosense

    Somatosense, also known as somatosensation, refers to the various sensory modalities and associated sensory functions that contribute to the body's ability to perceive different stimuli like touch, temperature, pressure, pain, and the position and movement of the body - more specifically the limbs, joints, and muscles. This sense plays a crucial role in the body's interaction with the environment and its overall survival.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somatosense in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somatosense in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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