Definitions of exteroception

n 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
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
good hearing
absolute pitch, perfect pitch
the ability to identify the pitch of a tone
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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