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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The regression analysis established the predictors of alexithymia in depressed patients as age, level of depression, physical symptom reporting, and attribution of somatic sensations to physical causes.
Therefore, it may be claimed that these individuals attribute vague somatic sensations to physical causes.
Individuals learn through PCT the nature of their panic and that the somatic sensations they experience are not dangerous.
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).
In Part II, we saw that seeing-in is not wholly appropriate for sculpture and is less fundamental than feeling-in or, more generally, somatic sensations felt in the exercise of non-propositional somatic imaginings.