spatial summation

noun

: sensory summation that involves stimulation of several spatially separated neurons at the same time

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spatial summation was in 1968

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“Spatial summation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spatial%20summation. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

spatial summation

noun
: sensory summation that involves stimulation of several spatially separated neurons at the same time

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