HyperDic: exteroception

English > 1 sense of the word exteroception:
NOUNcognitionexteroceptionsensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
English > exteroception: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
Meaningsensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body.
Narrowerhearing, audition, auditory sense, sense of hearing, auditory modalityThe ability to hear
sight, vision, visual sense, visual modalityThe ability to see
smell, sense of smell, olfaction, olfactory modalityThe faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
taste, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modalityThe faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
touch, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous sensesThe faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
Broadersensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility(physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli
Adjectivesexteroceptiveof or relating to exteroception

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