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kinesthetic receptor

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  1. groovychick

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    can somebody please tell me what this is

    ive searched and i cant find it

    thanks guys
     
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    Just found this definition:-


    "Hidden away in our muscles, joints, and tendons are a variety of sense organs. These sense organs provide us with information about body movement.

    This sense of body movement is called kinesthesis. In some ways it is the most important sense we have, because it provides an automatic system for coordinating our muscles when we walk, talk, or use our hands.

    Kinesthetic receptors are found in three distinct areas: the muscles, the tendons, and the joints. Those in the muscles signal relaxation of the muscles. Those located in the tendons signal contractions of the muscle. The receptors in the joints are stimulated whenever a limb moves, changing the positions of the bones in the joint. Together these deep receptors make us aware of the position and the movement of all parts of our bodies."

    Apparently, there are several different types of kinesthetic receptor; muscle spindles in the muscles; golgi tendon organs at the muscle-tendon junctions; joint receptors at the joint capsules and ligaments; vestibular semicircular canals in the inner ear; and cutaneous receptors in the skin and underlying tissues.

    Hope this helps? X
     
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    Kinesthetic receptors are found in three distinct areas: the muscles, the ten- dons, and the joints. Those in the muscles signal relaxation of the muscles. Those located in the tendons signal contractions of the muscle. The receptors in the joints are stimulated whenever a limb moves, changing the positions of the bones in the joint. Together these deep receptors make us aware of the position and the movement of all parts of our bodies.
    http://online.sfsu.edu/~psych200/unit6/64.htm
     
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    lol scallywag looks like we got it from the same page
     
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    Lol. You've been all posh and posted the link, though. I didn't think of that! X
     
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    lol just getting the hang of referencing
     
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    thanks so much guys

    you are superstars:punk:

    i looked everywhere obviously in the wrong plpace:yes:
     
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    Kinesthetics and kinesthetic sensations refer to the awareness of body position, movement, and equilibrium by receptors located in muscles, tendons, joints, and the internal ear. The receptors for kinesthetic sensations are special sensory receptors called proprioceptors. The ability to perceive kinesthetic sensations occurs because proprioceptors carry signals to the central nervous system where they are processed in the somatosensory region of the cerebral cortex.

    http://www.bookrags.com/research/kinesthetics-and-kinesthetic-sensat-wap/
     
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