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Mod_15_16 - 1 Other Important Senses Module 15 2 Other...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Other Important Senses Module 15 2 Other Important Senses Sense of touch is a mix of four distinct skin senses- pressure, warmth, cold, and pain. Bruce Ayers/ Stone/ Getty Images 3 Skin Senses Only pressure has identifiable receptors, all other skin sensations are variations of pressures, warmth, cold and pain. Burning hot Pressure Vibration Vibration Cold, warmth and pain 4 Pain Pain tells the body that something has gone wrong. Usually pain results from damage to the skin and other tissues. There is a rare disease in which the person feels no pain. Ashley Blocker (right) feels neither pain nor extreme hot or cold. A P P h o t o / S t e p h e n M o r t o n • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5B20VvzW 5 6 Biopsychosocial Influences 7 Gate-Control Theory Melzak and Wall (1965, 1983) proposed that our spinal cord contains neurological “ gates ” that either block pain or allow it to be sensed. G a r y C o m e r / P h o t o t a k e U S A . c o m 8 Pain Control Pain can be controlled by a number of therapies including , drugs, surgery, acupuncture, exercise, hypnosis and even thought distraction . T o d d R i c h a r d s a n d A r i c V i l l s , U . W . © H u n t e r H o f f m a n , w w w . v r p a i n . c o m 9 Taste Traditionally taste sensations consisted of sweet, salty, sour and bitter tastes. Recently receptors for a fifth taste have been discovered called “ Umami ”. Sweet Sour Salty Bitter Umami (Fresh Chicken) 10 Sensory Interaction When one sense affects another sense sensory interaction takes place. So the taste of strawberry interacts with its smell and its texture on the tongue to produce flavor. 11 Smell Like taste smell is a chemical sense . Odorants enter the nasal cavity to stimulate 5 millions receptors to sense smell. Unlike taste there are many different forms of smells . 12 Age, Gender and Smell Ability to identify smell peaks during early adulthood but steadily decline after that. Women are better at detecting odors than men. 13...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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