Somatosensory system

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Somatosensory System
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The somatosensory cortex located just behind the motor cortex  receives sensory input that gives rise to  sensations of heat, touch, and cold Close relationship with movement This area deals with information about  bodily sensations.   Electrode placed in this region would cause a  person to report feeling somebody touching  their arm. 
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3 main types of perception Hapsis Bending, pressure, or touch Proprioception  Location, movement Nociception Pain, temperature
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Fig. 10-16
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Types of receptors Rapidly adapting respond briefly to  beginning and end of  stimulus Slowly adapting responds as long as 
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH 2275 taught by Professor Weiner,j. during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Hunter.

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