multisensory

adjective
mul·​ti·​sen·​so·​ry | \ˌməl-tē-ˈsen(t)-sə-rē, -ˈsen(t)s-rē\

Definition of multisensory 

: relating to or involving several physiological senses multisensory experiences

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It was programmed with immersive, multisensory 3-D content designed to distract patients from pain. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 It was preprogrammed with immersive, multisensory 3-D content designed to distract patients from pain. Meeri Kim, Washington Post, "Virtual reality is being used by hospitals to help people cope with pain," 9 June 2018 But its promise of a fully immersive, multisensory experience today doesn’t seem far-fetched. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "At This Museum Show, You’re Encouraged to Follow Your Nose," 19 Apr. 2018 These rooms often feature games and tools that include multisensory play therapy, activity and technology stations. Erin Gabriel, CNN, "NBA makes space for fans with autism spectrum disorder," 30 Mar. 2018 The researchers speculate these connections to specific subsets of regions may coordinate those regions’ activity and link visual information across the brain to help form complex visual, or even multisensory, perceptions. Simon Makin, Scientific American, "“Bar Codes.” Could Trace Errant Brain Wiring in Autism and Schizophrenia," 30 Mar. 2018 Charles Spence, a psychology professor at the University of Oxford, spends his days researching the multisensory aspect of eating. Bee Wilson, WSJ, "Is the Internet Making Us Worse at Cooking?," 16 Mar. 2018 Those were multimedia, multisensory spaces, where people operated under a special set of social mores; no exhibit, virtual or real-world, can ever recapture the feeling of being there. Rebecca Onion, Slate Magazine, "Preserving Today’s Internet," 11 Dec. 2017 Smart retailers are repurposing physical stores to do what e-commerce can’t: offer a memorable, meaningful and multisensory experience. Bart Higgins, WSJ, "What to Do With Dead Malls," 25 Oct. 2017

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1912, in the meaning defined above

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