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General Sensory Process Physical stimulus physiological response sensory experience Physiological response= chemical/ electrical activity within the body Sensory experience = subjective sensation (psychological experience) how our brain interprets How many senses do we have? 5 o Touch o Sight o Sound o Smell o Taste Other o Balance, temperature, time, direction, ect. o Proprioception, vestibular/ gravity, tension/ stretch, chemoreceptors, time Receptors can be combined to get different things Wet = cold and pressure Sensor mapping Fingertip Front/ back hand Forearm Back Cheek Sensor mapping Each sensor has its own receptor, receptors travel along dendrite, Taste sensation Sweet, sour, bitter, salty, umami (savoriness) Survival functions? o Flavors give us adaptive information about world, poisons, toxins, ect Taste buds o Taste receptors grouped into taste buds o The taste system The human mouth contains about 5000-10000 taste buds evenly distributed
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  • Spring '11
  • Marino
  • Olfaction, olfactory receptor, taste buds, taste receptor cells

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