English edit

Etymology edit

poly- +‎ sensory

Adjective edit

polysensory (not comparable)

  1. Relating to multiple senses, or modes of perception.
    • 1981, Guy Ankerl, Experimental Sociology of Architecture[1]:
      So, on the one hand, the odorivector gives the observer cues about polysensory space, that is if all the mechanical envelopes, viz., acoustic and haptic, coincide and so constitute, with the osmotic, a hermetic space; and he interprets the cues by 'associative concatenation'.
    • 2015 July 10, Serena Mastroberardino, Valerio Santangelo, Emiliano Macaluso, “Crossmodal semantic congruence can affect visuo-spatial processing and activity of the fronto-parietal attention networks”, in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience[2], volume 9, →DOI:
      These studies highlighted that audio–visual semantic interactions can affect activity in polysensory regions of the superior temporal sulcus, as well as higher-order areas in the medial temporal cortex and the left prefrontal cortex.