ObjectivesDescribe the general principles of sensory system organization.Define transduction and the various types of stimuli that the body ddetects.Explain the role of the thalamic relays in sensory systems.Illustrate parallel pathways and the importance of lateral inhibition.Describe topographical arrangement and hierarchical designsDescribe topographical arrangement and hierarchical designs.Define the two chemical senses.Describe the process of odor detection and how specific ordants are encodedare encoded.Describe the role of olfactory bulb as a sensory relay and processor.Describe the projections from the OB to higher areas of the brain.Describe the tongue and the detection of chemical tastants. Describe how different tastes are encoded.Define the central pathways of taste.
Sensory Systems I - III“getting info encoded in the primary sensory cortex”1Principles of sensory systems1.2.Chemical sensory systems3.Vision: the photic sensory system4.Hearing & Touch: the mechanical sensory systems
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