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Unformatted text preview: environment. Special senses : taste, vision, hearing, equilibrium, and smell. Somatic senses : touch-pressure, temperature, pain, and proprioception. General properties of sensory systems • External stimulus, • Sensory receptor, • Afferent sensory neuron, • Integration RECEPTORS: are transducers that convert stimuli into electrical signals. Receptors are structured to be sensitive to one type of stimulant (Fig. 10-1) • the simplest receptors are somatosensory (Figure 10-1a) • Receptors are divided into five major groups based on the type of stimulus (Table 10-2) 1.Chemoreceptors 2.Mechanoreceptors 3.Photoreceptors 4.Thermoreceptors 5.Nociceptors...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course KIN 205 taught by Professor Blaber during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.
- Fall '09