GNOSTIC FUNCTION By N., Sam M.S. - 52 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 STIMULUS (literally “goad”) ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD SKIN SENSES (Cutaneous Sense) JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE (JND; Differential or Difference Threshold) APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) EQUILIBRIUM (Labyrinthine Sense; Vestibular Sense) SPECIFIC ENERGIES LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) ORGANIC SENSES Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GNOSTIC FUNCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gnostic-function/ (accessed August 10, 2022).