Somatics- n. pl. (constructed as singular)
"1. The art and science of the interrelational process between awareness, biological function and environment, all three factors being understood as a synergistic whole: The field of Somatics.
2. The study of the soma, soma being the biological body of functions by which and through which awareness and environment are mediated.
3. In common usage, somatics relates to somas of the human species, whose sensoria are relatively free from the determination of genetically fixed behavior patterns, thus allowing learning to determine the interrelational process between awareness, biological function and awareness.
[Greek, somatikos, soma, somat- body. French, Somatique.]"