Proprioception

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprioception

    Proprioception is the body's awareness of its own movements and behaviours. The brain receives this information from sensory organs such as the eyes and ears and also receives information from the muscles about limb movement and posture.

    The "touching the nose with the finger, with eyes closed" test is one way of testing the body's level of proprioception.

    The body's "righting reflex" - when the body tilts to one direction, a person will cock or tilt their head so that their eyes are then level with the horizon - is an example of proprioception. Babies can do this if their neck muscles are strong enough to do so.

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