somatosensory system

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somatosensory system

the components of the central and peripheral nervous systems that receive and interpret sensory information from organs in the joints, ligaments, muscles, and skin. This system processes information about the length, degree of stretch, tension, and contraction of muscles; pain; temperature; pressure; and joint position.
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They speak in a variety of ways about the kinds of somatic sensations and hallucinations that are thereby induced.
I now turn to another way in which San shamans understood sharp, pricking somatic sensations of altered states and in which San artists exploited those understandings.
Finally, one study has examined instructions to focus on feared somatic sensations or a distraction task during in vivo exposure for agoraphobia (Craske, Street, & Barlow, 1989).