Psych Project #2 - Diagram

Psych Project #2 - Diagram - Vestibular and Kinesthetic...

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Vestibular and Kinesthetic Senses 1. Cochlea : transmission of pressure and detects pressure impulses and responds with electrical impulses which travel along theauditory nerve to the brain. 2. Saccule : translates head movements into neural impulses which the brain can interpret. It is the smaller of two membranous pouches in the vestibule of the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear. 3. Semicircular Canals : any of three bony fluid-filled loops in the osseous labyrinth of the internal ear, associated with the sense of balance. The posterior, superior (anterior), and lateral canals, all about 0.8 mm in diameter and perpendicular to each other, open into the cochlea. The posterior canal is the longest. a. Anterior Canal : detects rotation of the head around a rostral-caudal (anterior-posterior) axis (15 to 20 mm in length). The anterior-posterior plane divides the body down the side into two parts – front and
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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Psych Project #2 - Diagram - Vestibular and Kinesthetic...

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