GNOSTIC FUNCTION By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 a person's ability to make fine spatial judgements with the skin senses by discriminating light touch sensations that stimulate the cutaneous receptors. Also called epicritic sensibility. GNOSTIC FUNCTION: "Gnostic function is a touch sense." Related Psychology Terms SIXTH SENSE DERMO-OPTICAL PERCEPTION (DOP) SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS PHOTISM BRIGHTNESS DISCRIMINATION CUTANEOUS SENSE FORM DISCRIMINATION CONTACT SENSE SECONDARY SOMATOSENSORY AREA (S2) EPICRITIC SYSTEM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GNOSTIC FUNCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gnostic-function/ (accessed December 4, 2020).