sensory system

Definitions of sensory system

n the body's system of sense organs

auditory system
the sensory system for hearing
visual system
the sensory system for vision
vestibular apparatus, vestibular system
organs mediating the labyrinthine sense; concerned with equilibrium
Type of:
a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

n a particular sense

modality, sense modality
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sight, vision, visual modality, visual sense
the ability to see; the visual faculty
any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
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
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)
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)
feeling of movement, kinaesthesia, kinesthesia
the perception of body position and movement and muscular tensions etc
Type of:
sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency
the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

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