General_Senses_2015-2016 - Sensation General Senses Sensation Sensation Perception The way the brain interprets the information General Senses Raw form

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Sensation General Senses
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Sensation Sensation Raw form in which receptors send information to the brain Perception The way the brain interprets the information General Senses Receptors distributed widely over body (esp. in skin) Special Senses More specialized receptors confined primarily to particular sense organs (in head) – such as eyes and ears
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The Senses General Senses Touch/Pressure Temperature Pain Proprioception (changes in tension in muscles and tendons) Common Sense (often absent) Special Senses Smell Taste Hearing Equilibrium Sight
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Receptors Chemoreceptors - respond to chemical changes (smell or taste)- changes in blood concentration of oxygen, glucose,etc. Nociceptors - pain receptors- respond to tissue damage Thermoreceptors - sensitive to temperature Mechanoreceptors - sense mechanical forces proprioceptors - tension in muscles baroreceptors -changes in blood pressure stretch receptors- degree of inflation in lungs Photoreceptors - respond to light energy (eyes)
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