sensation


sensation

Mental process (such as seeing, hearing, or smelling) due to immediate bodily stimulation, usually as distinguished from perception. When a stimulus impinges on a sense organ and the organism responds, it is said that the stimulus has been sensed. See also psychophysics, sense-data.

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