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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Investigation of the sources of instability in patients with DN has shown the need to rehabilitate their somatosensory system and ankle movement strategy [4].
The somatosensory system can be subdivided into the tactile and the proprioceptive systems.
The somatosensory (SOM) ratio compares condition 2 with condition 1 and reflects the participant's ability to use input from the somatosensory system to maintain balance.
The rest is sensed through the pilot's organs of balance (or vestibular system that is located in both inner ears), the somatosensory system (or "seat of the pants" sensation), and the auditory system.
The vestibular nuclei are centres of integration, thus, receive stimuli from the vestibular nuclei of the opposite side, as well as from the cerebellum and the visual and somatosensory systems.
For example, information required to undertake a task is picked up via visual, auditory, proprioceptive, and other somatosensory systems.

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