• Proprioception
    Embodied imagination, brain, brain development, self image
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    Even at a very early age, all children have a repertoire of that have been called exploratory procedures. They will apply the hand to an object and they will detect the temperature, if the tips of the fingers are on the surface of it, they begin to recognize, sort of crudely, something is very cold or something is hot, and gradually that gets to be more refined. We learn to detect the texture of surfaces by moving the hand over them, and there are very particular receptors in the hand that are very good at picking up small differences, picking up ridges, picking up resilience, and so forth. Over a long period of time and with lots of experience, we become very, very good at that.