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I. Sensation and Perception—Species Differences II. How Moths Evade Bats A. Neural Mechanisms B. Central and Peripheral Filtering
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Animals Use More Than Vision, Hearing, And Smell.… Thermoreception : heat and infrared sensing. snakes locate prey; Australian brush turkey nests Echolocation : emitting and detecting high frequency signals that rebound off of obstacles and possible food. Bats have outstanding echolocation; also river dolphins Electroreception : an electric field is sensed by specialized electroreceptors. electric eels produce and detect these fields; receptors are located on their flanks [video]
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Mechanoreception : works through changes in the pressure that a receptor receives. catfish whiskers act as feelers; hairy mole rats send vibration messages by banging their heads against a tunnel roof, and detect vibrations by touching the sides of the tunnel with their heads and jaws [video]
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The most important senses occupy the most cortical mass in the brain. What do humans rely on?
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course PSYC 2074 taught by Professor Kurthoffman during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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Feb12anbhpost - I. Sensation and Perception-Species...

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