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What Is Kinesthesis?

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Kinesthesis, also referred to as kinesthesia, is the perception of body movements. It involves being able to detect changes in body position and movements without relying on information from the five senses. You are using your kinesthetic sense whenever you are involved in a physical activity such as walking, running, driving, dancing, swimming and anything that requires body movement.

Through your sense of kinesthesis, you can tell where different parts of your body are located even if your eyes are closed or you are standing in a dark room. For example, when you are riding a bicycle, receptors in your arms and legs send information to the brain about the position and movement of your limbs.

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