exteroception

Definitions of exteroception
  1. noun
    sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
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    sight, vision, visual modality, visual sense
    the ability to see; the visual faculty
    cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch, touch modality
    the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, hearing, sense of hearing
    the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    gustation, gustatory modality, sense of taste, taste
    the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
    olfaction, olfactory modality, sense of smell, smell
    the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    stigmatism
    normal eyesight
    achromatic vision
    vision using the rods
    acuity, sharp-sightedness, visual acuity
    sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    binocular vision
    vision involving the use of both eyes
    central vision
    vision using the fovea and parafovea; the middle part of the visual field
    chromatic vision, color vision, trichromacy
    the normal ability to see colors
    distance vision
    vision for objects that a 20 feet or more from the viewer
    eyesight, seeing, sightedness
    normal use of the faculty of vision
    monocular vision
    vision with only one eye
    near vision
    vision for objects 2 feet or closer to the viewer
    night vision, night-sight, scotopic vision, twilight vision
    the ability to see in reduced illumination (as in moonlight)
    daylight vision, photopic vision
    normal vision in daylight; vision with sufficient illumination that the cones are active and hue is perceived
    peripheral vision
    vision at the edges of the visual field using only the periphery of the retina
    ear
    good hearing
    absolute pitch, perfect pitch
    the ability to identify the pitch of a tone
    nose
    the sense of smell (especially in animals)
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    sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity
    (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
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