Proprioception: Sensing position and movement

Jan 15, 2019

By Lee Walsh

Proprioception is the body’s sense of its own movement and position, as well as the force and effort applied to movement. This is quite different to vision, taste, hearing, smell and touch which are all for sensing things outside the body, and other senses that tell us what is going on inside the body (e.g. pain, hunger).

Dr Lee Walsh is a specialist in human proprioception and he explains how proprioception measures the position and movement of the body.