sensory processing

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the subjecting of something to a series of operations or events to produce desired changes.
sensory processing the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, a performance component of occupational therapy.

sensory processing

means by which the brain receives, detects, and integrates incoming sensory information for use in producing adaptive responses to one's environment.

sen·so·ry pro·ces·sing

(sen'sŏr-ē pros'es-ing)
Interpreting and organizing varied stimuli, including those acquired by the tactile, proprioceptive, visual, vestibular, auditory, gustatory, and olfactory senses.
See also: sensory integration, sensory awareness
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Sensory processing difficulties were very strongly related to maternal stress.
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To guide understanding of sensory processing, recreational therapists can consider Dunn's (1997) model of sensory processing, which describes interactions between neuroscience and behavioral concepts (see Figure 1).
Drawing upon recent empirical research into sensory processing, Matthen argues instead that vision operates at two levels: preconsciously, in guiding bodily movements; and consciously, in the "descriptive" activities of recognition and memory that we share with other animals, though they also underlie human cognition (pp.
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Elucidation of the cellular, molecular, and biochemical and sensory processing mechanisms governing the proliferative, regenerative, lineage determination, and developmental capacities of these sensory cells and tissues.