The Sensory Systems

SECTION A GENERAL PRINCIPLES Receptors

The Receptor Potential Neural Pathways in Sensory Systems

Sensory Units Ascending Pathways Association Cortex and Perceptual Processing

Factors That Affect Perception Primary Sensory Coding

Stimulus Type Stimulus Intensity Stimulus Location Stimulus Duration

Central Control of Afferent Information

SECTION A SUMMARY SECTION A KEY TERMS

SECTION B

SPECIFIC SENSORY SYSTEMS Somatic Sensation

Touch-Pressure

Sense of Posture and Movement Temperature Pain Vision Light

The Optics of Vision Photoreceptor Cells Neural Pathways of Vision Color Vision Eye Movement Hearing Sound

Sound Transmission in the Ear Hair Cells of the Organ of Corti Neural Pathways in Hearing

Vestibular System

The Semicircular Canals The Utricle and Saccule Vestibular Information and Dysfunction Chemical Senses

Taste Smell

SECTION B SUMMARY SECTION B KEY TERMS SECTION B REVIEW QUESTIONS CHAPTER 9 CLINICAL TERMS CHAPTER 9 THOUGHT QUESTIONS

SECTION A REVIEW QUESTIONS

PART TWO Biological Control Systems

Vander et al.: Human Physiology: The Mechanism of Body Function, Eighth Edition

II. Biological Control Systems

9. The Sensory Systems

PART TWO Biological Control Systems

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