interoceptive

adjective

in·​ter·​o·​cep·​tive ˌin-tə-rō-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce interoceptive (audio)
: of, relating to, or being stimuli arising within the body and especially in the viscera

Examples of interoceptive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is important because body image is linked to multiple aspects of interoceptive awareness. April Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Feb. 2024 After all, pacing yourself in a prolonged effort is a fundamentally interoceptive challenge. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 17 Feb. 2023 Some researchers are exploring ways to retrain our interoceptive responses. Jessica Wapner, The New Yorker, 6 July 2023 There are links between poor interoceptive ability and depression. Eleanor Morgan, refinery29.com, 12 Apr. 2023 Maybe the elite athletes are just more conscious of their own interoceptive shortcomings. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 17 Feb. 2023 As the dpIns is thought to be an interoceptive region, this result is consistent with the idea that the aMCC is involved in turning interoception into conscious emotional experience. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 5 May 2017 Mental-health professionals are coming up with techniques to help people improve their ‘interoceptive’ awareness. WSJ, 14 Aug. 2022 In relevant research, scientists have shown that being interoceptive helps regulate our emotions and therefore reduce anxiety and depression. Modar Bakir, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

interior + -o- + -ceptive (as in receptive)

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of interoceptive was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Interoceptive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interoceptive. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

interoceptive

adjective
in·​tero·​cep·​tive ˌint-ə-rō-ˈsep-tiv How to pronounce interoceptive (audio)
: of, relating to, or being stimuli arising within the body and especially in the viscera
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