SOMESTHESIA (SOMAESTHESIA) By N., Sam M.S. - 19 sensitivity to cutaneous, kinaesthetic and visceral stimulation. Also called somesthesis. SOMESTHESIA (SOMAESTHESIA): "Somesthesia is a sensitivity to cutaneous, kinesthetic and visceral stimulation." Related Psychology Terms EMOTION (Theories) SENSITIVITY DISTURBANCES KINESTHETIC SENSE (Movement Sense) ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD SOMESTHETIC STIMULATION ATARACTIC (Atanndc) ORGANIC SENSES JUST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE (JND; Differential or Difference Threshold) RETICULAR FORMATION (Reticular Activating System, RAS) PAIN DRIVE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOMESTHESIA (SOMAESTHESIA)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/somesthesia-somaesthesia/ (accessed June 26, 2022).