Interoception: The Eighth Sensory System

In this book, Kelly Mahler provides professionals and parents with an understanding of the essential eighth sense known as interoception, providing strategies to improve the link between body sensations and emotions that can improve self-awareness, self-regulation, problem solving, nutrition and much more.


Within the human body lies an important sensory system called interoception. Interoception enables us to experience essential feelings such as hunger, fullness, thirst, itch, pain, body temperature, nausea, need for the bathroom, tickle, physical exertion and sexual arousal. Additionally, interoception allows us to feel our emotions.

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