Unformatted text preview: 1. Rapidly-adapting type: phasic component only 2. Slowly-adapting type: phasic and tonic components 3. Non-adapting type: tonic component only Mechanism of the receptor adaptation: Coding of intensity: relationship between stimulus strength and sensation intensity 4. Affect: different emotional component of modalities Four principles governing the organization of CNS pathways 1. Each major system in the brain is composed of several distinct pathways in parallel. 2. Each pathway contains synaptic relays. 3. Each pathway is topographically organized. 4. Most pathways are crossed....
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- Spring '11
- sensory receptor, Johannes Mueller, modality discrimination, receptors Spontaneous decrease