telesthesia

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perception

 [per-sep´shun]
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.

telesthesia

(tel-es-the'ze-a) [? + aisthesis, sensation]
1. Telepathy.
2. Distance perception.
See: paranormal
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Furthermore, we could also test for Myers's speculation on the possible existence of a "transition from hyperaesthesia to telaesthesia, so that when peripheral sensation is no longer possible, central perception may be still operating across obstacles otherwise insurmountable" (Vol 1, p.