proprioception

[proh-pree-uh-sep-shuhn]
noun Physiology.
perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body.

Origin:
1905–10; proprio- + (re)ception

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proprioception pro·pri·o·cep·tion (prō'prē-ō-sěp'shən)
n.
The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself.

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proprioception   (prō'prē-ō-sěp'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.
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Proprioception is a sense of how our bodies are positioned.
Twitter and other constant-contact media create social proprioception.
We still see evidence of vestibular and proprioception problems, but they may diminish over time.
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