[ noun ] (psychology) an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
"a sensation of touch"
Used in print(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
By `` image '' is meant not_only a visual presentation , but also remembered sensations of any of the five senses plus the feelings which are immediately conjoined therewith .
What Hume calls `` sensation '' is what Whitehead calls `` perception in the mode of presentational immediacy '' which is a sophisticated abstraction from perception in the mode of causal efficacy .(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)
Feeling useless seems generally to be an unpleasant sensation .
In a symposium and general exploration of the field of Person Perception and Interpersonal Behavior the discussion does not touch upon this aspect of the subject , with one possible exception ; Solomon_Asch shows the transcultural stability of metaphors based on sensation ( hot , sweet , bitter , etc . ) dealing with personal qualities of human_beings and events .
[ noun ] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
The rangy , Albany ( Cal. ) native , a surprise slugging sensation for the Flock last year as_well as a defensive whiz , set `` improved fielding '' as his 1961 goal .
[ noun ] a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest
"anticipation produced in me a sensation somewhere between hope and fear"
Used in print(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)
The kiss outraged our friends but it was done and meanwhile had released in me all the remote , exciting premonitions of lust , all the mysterious sensations that I had imagined a truly consummated kiss would convey to me .
[ noun ] a state of widespread public excitement and interest
"the news caused a sensation"