Review Questions Chapter 12

Review Questions Chapter 12 - your CNS first — news that...

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Review Questions Chapter 12 1. Imagine rubbing your finger across a pane of smooth glass and then across a brick. What kinds of skin receptors help you distinguish the two surfaces? As far as your somatic sensory system is concerned, what is different about the two surfaces? 2. What purpose is served by the encapsulations around some sensory nerve endings in the skin? 3. If someone tossed you a hot potato and you caught it, which information would reach
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Unformatted text preview: your CNS first — news that the potato was hot or that it was relatively smooth? Why? 4. At what levels of the nervous system are all types of somatic sensory information represented on the contralateral side: the spinal cord, the medulla, the pons, the midbrain, the thalamus, the cortex? 5. Where can pain be modulated in the body, and what causes its modulation?...
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