interoceptor

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Synonyms for interoceptor

any receptor that responds to stimuli inside the body

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Research in Gothenburg found there is a specific type of touch receptor - an interoceptor - which goes to the insular cortex of the brain - the emotional part.
This sense is in fact the combination of a whole series of senses and their underlying physical mechanisms, which are collectively referred to as interoceptors. The interoceptors give us information about balance, temperature, internal pressure, bioelectrical fields, our own position and our reaction to all of these.
All of the traditional signs of qi gan appear to be supported by the interoceptors and are thus perceived proprioceptively.