[Proprioception - The Sixth Sense And Its Disorders]

Author: Klaus Jahn, Carmen Krewer
Conference/Journal: Dtsch Med Wochenschr
Date published: 2020 Dec 1
Other: Volume ID: 145 , Issue ID: 25 , Pages: 1855-1860 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1055/a-1220-4840. , Word Count: 65

Vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch - and the sixth sense, the perception of one's own body, allow for comprehensive interaction with our surroundings. This article provides an overview of physiological structures and diagnostic methods relevant for proprioception. In addition, the contribution of the proprioceptive function to the pathology of sensorimotoric disorders is described, and associated therapeutic approaches in neurorehabilitation are addressed.

PMID: 33327014 DOI: 10.1055/a-1220-4840