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.
References and Readings
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