Principles of Human Physiology
Quiz 10 :
The Nervous System
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All receptors, by definition, must transduce the energy from a stimulus into an electrical signal before that information can be sent to the central nervous system. Once that electrical signal is generated, how does the brain decode the type, intensity, duration, and location of a stimulus?
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The primary interface between the body and the external environment is the skin. Thus, a variety of receptors exist within the skin for the detection of our external environment. List the three classes of receptors found in the skin (with an example of each with its function), and the pathways that those stimuli must follow to reach the somatosensory cortex.