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the conscious mental registration of a sensory stimulus. adj., adj percep´tive.
depth perception the ability to recognize depth or the relative distances to different objects in space.
disturbed sensory perception a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a change in the amount of patterning of incoming stimuli, accompanied by a diminished, exaggerated, distorted, or impaired response to such stimuli.
extrasensory perception (ESP) knowledge of, or response to, an external thought or objective event not achieved as the result of stimulation of the sense organs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
ex·tra·sen·so·ry per·cep·tion (ESP),
perception by means other than through the ordinary senses; for example, telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
(1) The alleged awareness of another person’s thoughts, allegedly mediated by poorly characterised “factors”.
(2) Reception of information not gained through the physical senses but rather through the mind, which encompasses psychic abilities (e.g., telepathy and clairvoyance) and their transtemporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ex·tra·sen·so·ry per·cep·tion(ESP) (eks'tră-sen'sŏr-ē pĕr-sep'shŭn)
Arrival at understanding by means other than through the ordinary senses (e.g., telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
extrasensory perceptionThe claimed ability to obtain information without the use of the normal channels of communication. ESP is said to include telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and retrocognition. There is no respectable scientific evidence for extrasensory perception, but a mass of anecdotal ‘proof’.
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