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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.
Synonyms: somatosensory perception
Perception
RPoldrack about five years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure somatosensation

TaskContrast Measure

Children's Psychiatric Rating Scale
  • psychosomatic
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brief symptom inventory
  • somatization
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haptic illusion task
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    pain monitor/discrimination task
    • areas of activation during task minus baseline
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    • subject rating during task minus subject baseline rating
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    non-painful thermal stimulation
    • areas of activation during task minus baseline
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    • rating of sensation minus baseline
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    non-painful electrical stimulation
    • average rating of sensation minus subject rating of sensation
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    User Discussion


    "Initial definition retrieved from http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Somatosensation"
    NPicchetti (about six years ago)

    Term History

    REVISION 5

    Definition contributed by RPoldrack about five years ago: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.

    REVISION 4

    Definition contributed by RPoldrack about five years ago: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.

    REVISION 3

    Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago: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.

    REVISION 2

    Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago: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. (from medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com)

    REVISION 1

    Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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