Ispectrum Magazine Ispectrum Magazine #06 - Page 21

By Thomas.haslwanter (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons If he was asleep at night he would not have the positional sense or the control that we have over our bodies, purely because he could not see the position of his limbs. Even when the lights were on and he could see where his body was, learning how to control his muscles again using only sight seemed like an impossible task. Proprioception is like a sixth sense in that it is so vitally important for our capacity to move and function in the world. Without this proprioception we can have no inner sense of posture or limb position and cannot initiate or control movement. 20