Body senses question

I didn’t understand the difference between the vestibular sense and the kinesthesis. Can someone explain?

The vestibular sense is all about balance and to a lesser degree, orientation relative to space and is located in the semicircular canals, while the kinestesis sense has receptors all over the body and is the sensor for the location of your limbs (arms, legs) relative to each other and to the rest of the body. It’s a good question though, as both are very similar!

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