Definition of sensory:
- Of or pertaining to the sensorium or sensation; as, sensory impulses; -- especially applied to those nerves and nerve fibers which convey to a nerve center impulses resulting in sensation; also sometimes loosely employed in the sense of afferent, to indicate nerve fibers which convey impressions of any kind to a nerve center.
assault, obvious, tactual, tactile, discernible, stunning, perception, visual, perceive, audible, centripetal, perceptible, body, assail, kinaesthetic, distinguish, sensual, acute, receptive, awareness, distinct, sensorial, sensible, optic, ocular, plain, clear, auricular, sensational, keen, arresting, tangible, sensation, auricular, sense, afferent, auditory.
- aware (part of speech: adjective)
- sensuous (part of speech: adjective)
To put it more simply, two elements are required- one, coming from without, the physiological stimulus acting on the nerves and the sensory centers, which becomes translated in consciousness through the vague state that goes by the name " sensation"; the other, coming from within, adds to the sensations present appropriate images, remnants of former experiences.- "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.
- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
- "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.