exteroception


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exteroception

 [ek″ster-o-sep´shun]
the perception of stimuli originating outside or at a distance from the body.
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Various mechanisms, such as improvement in proprioception or exteroception and mechanical support, have been proposed to explain how SBs and SRBs may improve postural control.
The body's somatasensory systems process signals from internal organs (interception), the skeletal-muscle system (proprioception), and the external world (exteroception).