Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Kinesthesia

  • Kerry DonnellyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_745

Synonyms

Dynamic proprioception

Definition

Kinesthesia is the perception of the range, extent, direction, force, and momentum of movement. Also known as dynamic proprioception, this information is supplied primarily by specialized visceroceptors in the muscles, tendons, and joints, mediated by the posterior columns and lemniscal system, and cortically processed by the parietal lobes.

Cross-References

References and Readings

  1. Guyton, A. C., & Hall, J. E. (2000). Somatic sensations. In Textbook of medical physiology (pp. 540–551). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VA WNY Healthcare SystemUniversity of Buffalo (SUNY) Behavioral Health Careline (116B)BuffaloUSA