spatial summation

noun

Definition of spatial summation

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

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Spatial summation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spatial%20summation. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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spatial summation

noun

Medical Definition of spatial summation

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

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