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stereognosis

Syllabification: ster·e·og·no·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌsterē-äɡˈnōsis, ˌsti(ə)r-
 
/

Definition of stereognosis in English:

noun

Psychology
The mental perception of depth or three-dimensionality by the senses, usually in reference to the ability to perceive the form of solid objects by touch.
Example sentences
  • Subtle signs of frontal lobe dysfunction may be demonstrated by testing stereognosis (such as the ability to identify an object placed in the patient's palm).
  • Note that graphesthesia, stereognosis, and extinction cannot reliably be tested for unless primary sensation is intact bilaterally.
  • This may indicate the possibility that oral stereognosis could enhance both the primary sensorimotor area and also other cerebral cortex regions associated with higher functions.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek stereos 'solid' + gnōsis 'knowledge'.

Derivatives

stereognostic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈnästik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Assessment of stereognostic skills also produced no evidence of impaired tactile integration skill.
  • Various epidemiological studies on the oral behavior habits have revealed a sensorial deficiency and a stereognostic incapacity in thumb sucker and tongue pulser children.
  • These include apparatus for visual discrimination, auditory, tactile, gustatory, olfactory, thermic, baric, and stereognostic discrimination.

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